Map / Turkey

Welcome! Here you will find information about Turkey regarding:

  • Protected Areas management
  • The Training and capacity Needs Assessment reports
  • Capacity building initiatives/projects

Protected Areas management

There are at least 11 different kind of Protected Area categories in Turkey, covering 5,7 % of the country (6,441,136 ha).  Main responsible authorities are the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs (by GDNCNP and GDF and the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (by GDNH). Yet, many of them aren’t managed at field level and there is no staff in the site.

The Training and capacity Needs Assessment

The Training and capacity needs assessment report (2014) The ”Assessment of capacity development needs of protected area staff in Eastern Europe. Turkey” is based on a survey that has been filled in by the staff employed in the national Protected Area management system of Turkey in 2013.

The results of the surveys provide detailed information on staffing profiles, training provided in the past three years and structured assessments of competence, based on which recommendations have been developed.

The preparation and publication of this report was supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz: BfN) as a component of the project ‘Capacity Building Plans for Efficient Protected Area Management in Eastern Europe’ (Number: Z1.3-544 11-63/12 (FKZ: 3512 82 1800)).

The report will be available for download as soon as possible.

Capacity building initiatives/projects

Both Ministries responsible with managing the Protected Areas (Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization) conduct yearly training programs and activities to improve the capacity for effective management of Protected Areas in Turkey.

The list of Providers and topics for training events is available for download at the bottom of this article.

For other initiatives in the field of capacity building for Protected Areas that should be included here, please write to us at (state within the subject of the message: Capacity Building Section – Turkey)