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Bald ibises prevented from migrating

Bald ibises prevented from migrating

The Directorate of Nature Conversation and National Parks has decided not to let endangered northern bald ibises migrate this year since others have not returned from migration

Comment(s)7/5/2016

Photographers flock to Nallıhan Bird Paradise

Photographers flock to Nallıhan Bird Paradise

Nallıhan Bird Paradise near Ankara hosted amateur and professional photographers as well as nature enthusiasts in search of wild beauties during a two-day photo safari event

Comment(s)6/10/2016

Caracal set free after treatment in Turkey's west

Caracal set free after treatment in Turkey's west

A caracal that was found by two television actresses in the western province of Muğla’s Marmaris district has been set free after three weeks of treatment

Comment(s)6/29/2016

Racehorses are being slaughtered to become sausages, Turkish jockey says

Racehorses are being slaughtered to become sausages, Turkish jockey says

A Turkish jockey has claimed that his racehorses were slaughtered to become sausages in the western province of İzmir on June 9, demanding that the Food, Agriculture and Livestock Ministry act on the case

Comment(s)6/9/2016

Stray dog delays flights at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport

Stray dog delays flights at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport

A stray dog entered the apron of Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, causing the delay of several flights on June 27. The planes took off nearly five minutes later than their scheduled time

Comment(s)6/27/2016

Şanlıurfa welcomes baby gazelles

Şanlıurfa welcomes baby gazelles

The southern province of Şanlıurfa has welcomed a number of newborn gazelles, which are on the brink of extinction and under protection by Turkey’s Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks

Comment(s)6/9/2016

World’s first migrant bears in Turkey’s Sarıkamış

World’s first migrant bears in Turkey’s Sarıkamış

The world’s first known migrant bears are in Turkey’s Sarıkamış, research has revealed. The bears migrate to Şavşat at the beginning of spring and return to Sarıkamış for hibernation

Comment(s)6/25/2016

Illegal poaching, logging and mining ‘worth up to $258 billion’

Illegal poaching, logging and mining ‘worth up to $258 billion’

Illegal logging, mining, poaching and other environmentally destructive trade earned criminal gangs up to $258 billion last year, the United Nations said in a report published on June 4.

Comment(s)6/4/2016

World’s largest butterfly amazes in Konya

World’s largest butterfly amazes in Konya

The atlas moth, known as the world’s largest butterfly, which makes its home in the Kelebekler (Butterflies) valley in the Central Anatolian province of Konya, has been amazing visitors who come to marvel at the impressive creature

Comment(s)6/22/2016

Criminal charges possible in killing of gorilla

Criminal charges possible in killing of gorilla

Police may bring criminal charges over a Cincinnati Zoo incident in which a gorilla was killed to rescue a 3-year-old boy who had fallen into its enclosure, a prosecutor said on May 31

Comment(s)6/1/2016

Red deer skeleton found in Turkey's Van

Red deer skeleton found in Turkey's Van

Excavation work in the eastern province of Van’s Çavuştepe Castle, which was built by Urartian King Sardur II, has unearthed the skeleton of a red deer

Comment(s)6/20/2016

'Most beloved elephant in Japan' dies, aged 69

'Most beloved elephant in Japan' dies, aged 69

Japanese animal lovers were mourning the death of the country's oldest elephant, Hanako, on May 27, who passed away "quietly" aged 69 after triggering protests over her captivity

Comment(s)5/27/2016

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