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.


Eco-Friendly Sports Project has just started

The "Eco-friendly Sports Project", supported by the EU Erasmus+ Sports Grant Program, of which Nature Conservation Centre is a project partner, started with a meeting on the internet due to the Covid-19 outbreak that affected the world. The project is coordinated by ADEL from Slovakia and apart from Nature Conservation Centre, there are six NGOs from EU countries as project partners.

The project encourages citizens, particularly young people to engage in sport and to take action towards better environment. The aim of the project is to promote sport and physical activities that not only contribute to better health but has also positive impact on environment.

In each country each project partner will organize various eco-friendly sport activities such as jogging, hiking, water sports. In addition to that they will organize local events such as  planting trees, building birdhouses, park or beach clean-up, eco-scavenger hunt, repairing cafes, etc. to make link between sports and nature.  Also, within the scope of the project a training program will be developed, and publications will be produced for trainers and trainees. The two-year project is scheduled to be completed with an international conference in Turkey that will be organized by Nature Conservation Centre.





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