Wounded birds under rehabilitation in Van
VAN - Anadolu Agency
The center treats wounded animals and releases them back into the wild.Six hawks and two eagles that have been receiving treatment over the past two months at the Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Wild Life Protection and Rehabilitation Center are now waiting to be released back into the wild.
Located on the university campus, the center gives treatment to wounded or sick animals under the direction of Professor Lokman Aslan.
Aslan and his team have so far given new life to a number of animal species, many of whom have fallen prey to illegal hunting.
Discussions with Natural Conversation and National Parks Directorate officials have now been completed to release the animals back into their natural environment.
Aslan said that since the establishment of the center, they had exerted great efforts to raise awareness about the protection of wild animals among people living in the region.
The center has become well-known by locals who are eager to help, he added.