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.


Communication from the European Commission on Green Infrastructure is in Turkish now!

Communication from the European Commission on Green Infrastructure - Enhancing Europe’s Natural Capital and accompanying document regarding to the technical information on Green Infrastructure was translated into Turkish by Nature Conservation Centre (DKM) within the scope of Nature and Cities Project. In 2013, the communication was submitted to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic, and Social Committee, and the Committee of the Regions by European Commission. This communication, which can be used as a reference resource, discusses what needs to be done to encourage the development of green infrastructure and what steps should be taken at EU level. The communication shows how Green Infrastructure can make a significant contribution to effective implementation of all policies though nature based solutions. In addition, the Turkish version of the communication also has up-to-date supplementary resources on green infrastructure compiled by DKM. You can find the publication on project website:





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