Environmental Indicators
Environmental Indicators
9.5- Wildlife Protection Activities

This response indicator represents the activities for the protection of biological diversity. 481 birds, 150 mammals and 130 reptiles are taken under protection by The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 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 [50].

 

TABLE 22- WILDLIFE PROTECTION ACTIVITIES

YEARS

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

The Number of Wild Mammals, Placed in the Nature

62

84

148

114

36

21

Winged Wild Animal Placement Numbers (Partridge – Pheasant)

64,895

79,200

91,050

97,200

103,100

92,000

Number of Trout Stocked in Waters within Forest Zones,

2,042,000

3,172,000

1,291,000

1,510,000

3,016,000

4,274,000

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

20

21

21

23

24

24

The Number of Wild Animals Rehabilitated and Released back to Nature

921

1,643

2,109

2,561

2,465

4,881

Source: Status Report on Nature Conservation (2016-2017), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks