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.


”Green Infrastructure and Nature Based Solutions Best Practices in Cities" book is published!

The book is prepared in both Turkish and English within the scope of “Nature and Cities Project” presents eleven examples of best practices on green infrastructure and nature-based solutions in cities; six from Europe and five from Turkey.

The best practices compiled in this book will be a guide for local governments, decision-makers and practitioners.
Ankara and Tilburg examples in the book have been found significant during the study visits.

The examples from outside of Turkey and Ankara, were selected among the practices from the cities that have ongoing interactions within the scope of the project and which will be members of the “Green Dialogue Platform” to be established.

Finally, examples that stand out in the subject of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions in the European Union scale and that can be applied in Turkey are also compiled from a variety of platforms and included in the book. 

You can download the book by clicking here.





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