DKM is inspired by nature and its diversity and respects all forms of life, from the simplest individuals to entire ecosystems.

DKM places itself at the cutting edge of biodiversity conservation and works to a high and consistent standard to deliver scientifically sound products.

DKM seeks to understand the local context, working resourcefully and collaboratively to identify pragmatic and innovative solutions, which support sustainable lifestyles and cultures.

DKM puts people first, listening to ideas and sharing experiences in order to find ways to make optimal use of available resources.


The Nature Conservation Centre (DKM) is a Foundation established in 2004 by a group of experienced ecologists and nature conservationists. These experts, from Turkey and the UK, formed DKM in order to provide a centrally organised pool of expertise and technical capacity for conserving biodiversity in Turkey and the surrounding area.

DKM's members have each had a long involvement in nature and environmental conservation in Turkey, with some individual's active interest and experience both here and abroad stretching back to the 1960s. In Turkey, DKM’s members have worked with government, the private sector, NGOs, research institutions, individual experts and volunteers, carrying out major studies of mountain, forest, wetland and steppe ecosystems.


Nature Conservation Centre is now a member of Global Soil Partnership!


Nature Conservation Centre in Turkey has officially become a member of the Global Soil Partnership. Established in 2004, Nature Conservation Centre works for the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources including soil and water.

Global Soil Partnership, which was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2012, is a platform aiming at building cooperation for sustainable use of soil at local, national, regional and global levels. The platform works on a voluntary basis and members include a wide array of stakeholders including public institutions, civil society organizations, research centres, farmer organizations and the private sector. Main pillars of action of the platform include:

- Promoting sustainable management of soil resources

- Encouraging investment, technical cooperation, policy, education awareness and extension in soils

- Promoting targeted soil research and development focusing on identified gaps and priorities

 - Enhancing the quantity and quality of soil and information

 - Supporting harmonization of methods, measurements and indicators for sustainable soil management, with a national validation that takes into account the differences of production systems and ecosystems.

As a member of the Global Soil Partnership, Nature Conservation Centre will be sharing its know-how on sustainable land management, efficient irrigation techniques, adaptation of agricultural practices to climate change etc. and hopes to integrate successful examples in other countries into local practices.








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