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.


We held a study visit to Tilburg, the Netherlands

We held a study visit to Tilburg, the Netherlands in 8-12 July 2019 with our project partner Eurosite. During the visit led by our partner, we had site visits including best representing nature-based solutions and green infrastructures in Northern Brabant Region. Beside side visits, we also had one day workshop. During site visits and workshop, project partners (Nature Conservation Centre, Eurosite) and key stakeholders from Turkey (Turkey Republic of Turkey Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Çankaya Municipality, Chamber of City Planners Branch of Ankara Chamber of Landscape Architecture, Landscape Research Society) and the Netherlands (municipalities of Tilburg and Breda in North Brabant region, Wageningen University & Research , Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Brabants Landschap, community representatives) shared their experiences and discussed future possible cooperations.





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