Despite there are many stranding events on the Aegean Sea coasts but existing studies aren’t adequate and systematic. The project is aimed to determine the current and potential threats caused by anthropogenic factors and reduce all these impacts on the resident cetacean populations or migrating ones in the Turkish Aegean coast with the support of…more.
Where the Central Aegean and the North East Levantine Seas meet, Mediterranean waters provide critical habitat for some of its most charismatic species, including sandbar sharks, loggerhead turtles and sperm whales. These waters have long provided local people with sustainable livelihoods through fishing, but this traditional way of life is being threatened by illegal and…more.
Within the scope of the project, coastal caves located in Gökova Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA) are determined and camera traps are set up in these caves to monitor the Mediterranean monk seals (Monachus monachus) in their natural habitats. As a result of the monitoring studies, it is aimed to identify the exact seasons that…more.
Ghost net means the hunting tools which are intentionally or accidentally left at the seabed. It has severe pressure on the marine ecosystems not less than overfishing. Several scientific studies have indicated that the hunting tools left at the seabed don’t decompose and continue passively hunting. This can last around 2 to 8 years depending…more.
“The Gökova Bay is home to a number of protected species, including the Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) and the Sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus). In the Bay of Gökova, where more than 200 coastal fishermen, including female fishermen, are living, six fields have been declared closed to the fishery in 2010 in order to recover…more.
Akdeniz Koruma Derneği Sürdürülebilir Balıkçılık Projeleri Gökova Körfezi Akdeniz Koruma Derneği, MedPAN desteğinde Gökova Körfezinde sürdürülebilir balıkçılık çalışmalarına destek vermek amacıyla yeni bir proje başlatmıştır. Son yıllarda Akdeniz’de sayıları hızla artan istilacı türler, geldikleri yeni ekosisteme hızla adapte olup yerli türler üzerinde baskı kurmaya başlamışlardır. Balon balığı, Lagocephalus sceleratus, Doğu Akdeniz’de son yıllarda zararı hızla…more.
Living organisms that cross the natural barriers with the help of people and enter into different ecosystems are called “invasive species” and cause changes in both land and marine ecosystems in new environments they reach. With the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, not only the world’s maritime trade but also the very different…more.
We started a project in 2010 about conservation of Anatolian orchids where the species are heavily collected for culinary use in Turkey. The project aimed application of sustainable harvest method, establishing “Orchid Conservation Areas”(OCA) in biologically diverse areas as sanctuaries for the species under serious human threats and public awareness about salep harvesting. Concentrated mainly…more.
MERCES (Marine Ecosystem Restoration in the Changing European Seas), which is coordinated by Università Politecnica delle Marche from Italy, is a European Union UFUK 2020 Framework program project. Within the project, there is the total of 28 partners from various universities and non-governmental organizations contributing from 16 different countries. Among these partners, Mediterranean Conservation Society…more.
Lycian salamanders are one of the groups that include endemic species in the Mediterranean, Turkey (Muğla and Antalya provinces) and some adjacent island. Among the species, Marmaris salamander (Lyciasalamandra flavimembris) is an endangered endemic species and found in Northwestern part of Muğla province. Within its naturally restricted range, the major potential threat to the species…more.
Kum köpekbalıkları (Carcharhinus plumbeus) dünyadaki en büyük kıyısal köpekbalığı türlerinden biridir. Boyları ortalama 1.50 m ve ortalama 23 yıl yaşadıkları bilinmektedir. Uzun ömürlü olmalarına rağmen aşırı avlanma ve düşük doğurganlık oranlarından dolayı hassas türlerdir. Yüzyıllar boyunca balıkçılığın önemli bir bileşeni olan bu tür Akdeniz’in hem kıyısal hem pelajik sularında aşırı dercede sömürülmüştür. Uzun sırt yüzgeci…more.
Understanding the value of marine and terrestrial environment and thinking of a sustainable development is a must for future generations to benefit the services that nature provides. Conservation activities face problems all over the world. Mediterranean Conservation Society adopts the below principles during their actions: Science: Science is the major guide to our activities. We…more.
Effects of gender inequality are evident in fisheries as well. The fact that it’s considered a male profession in Turkey prevents the number and socio-economic problems of women fishing at sea and inland waters from being recognized. Gender inequality in economic life is a crucial factor causing not only the women but also the rest…more.