9.5- Wildlife Protection Activities

This response indicator represents the activities for the protection of biological diversity. 629 species including 121 mammals, 378 birds and 130 reptiles, are taken under protection by The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks.

81 protected wildlife reserves have been established by Decision of Council of Ministers to protect wild animals that are under the danger of extinction, and regular inventories of these species are prepared every year. In these areas, rupicapra rupicapra ornate, the Anatolian wild sheep, wild goat, gazelle, red deer, fallow deer, roe deer, great bustard, grouse, black vulture and bold Ibis, hyena and waterfowl species are protected. In order to breed endangered wild animal species, stations are established to raise these animals and the grown-up animals are released back to nature in appropriate living spaces.

Within the scope of CITES Convention, studies are performed for the prevention of illegal trade of endangered wild animals [39].

 

TABLE 27- WILDLIFE PROTECTION ACTIVITIES

YEARS

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

The Number of Wild Mammals, Placed in the Nature

62

84

148

114

36

Winged Wild Animal Placement Numbers (Partridge – Pheasant)

64.895

79.200

91.050

97.200

103.100

Number of Trout Stocked in Waters within Forest Zones,

2.042.000

3.172.000

1.291.000

1.510.000

3.016.000

Total Number of Wildlife Production Facilities (Partridge, Pheasant, Mammals, Bald Ibis, Trout, Mountain Gazelle)

20

21

21

23

24

The Number of Wild Animals Rehabilitated and Released back to Nature

921

1.643

2.109

2.561

2.465

Source: http://www.milliparklar.gov.tr/kitap/175/?sflang=tr