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.
“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.
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.