This video is about demoiselle cranes.
Turkey launches fund to halt biodiversity decline
Doga Dernegi (BirdLife in Turkey) has formed a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry to establish a national fund to halt biodiversity decline.
The Turkish Zero Extinction Fund will carry out priority conservation actions in the 305 Key Biodiversity Areas identified by Doga Dernegi. ….
The projects that will benefit include: threatened orchid species conservation in Southern Turkey; the rediscovery of the Anatolian leopard; the conservation of the Sultansazlığı wetlands; and the preservation of the country’s last remaining Demoiselle Cranes and globally threatened Great Bustards.
ECOLOGISTS joined protests in Turkey today, vowing not to bow to government intimidation as deliberately started fires continue to rage through the Kurdish region of Dersim. They warned that, unless there is airborne intervention to stop the fires from spreading, people will be forced to abandon their homes. The Turkish army has continued the practice of burning forests in Dersim since the 1980s to empty Kurdish villages in the name of “security.” Local ecological groups say that current military operations are an attempt to “intimidate the people” with authorities refusing to intervene as the fires spread: here.
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