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.


Türkiye's Climate Envoys Movement is preparing the COP28 Declaration

Türkiye's Climate Envoys Movement are coming together to play an effective role in the fight against climate change. The Climate Envoys Camp, organised by the Directorate of Climate Change of the Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Environment, Urbanisation and Climate Change in cooperation with UNICEF Türkiye and Nature Conservation Center (DKM), was held in Bursa between 3-6 November 2023.

This camp was attended by 135 young Climate Envoys from each university all over Türkiye. Climate Envoys received trainings and carried out group work in order to gain knowledge on climate change and develop solution-oriented approaches. 

The trainings started with "Scientific Basics of Climate Change" by Dr. Uğur Zeydanlı, Head of the Board of DKM, followed by "Global and National Climate Policies" by Orhan Solak, Deputy Director of the Directorate, and finally ended with the "Green Entrepreneurship Session" led by Nuray Çaltı, Nature Education Programme Assistant of DKM.

On the second day, young people came together under group names that raised awareness on the protection of endangered species in group activities facilitated by DKM. The groups started to prepare a statement for the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) of the United Nations held in the United Arab Emirates on 30 November-13 December 2023. It was aimed that this statement would also be useful for the young people who will attend COP28 representing Türkiye's Climate Envoys Movement. In addition, each Climate Envoy, representing their universities, committed to at least one action that they aim to realise in 2024 in the field of combating climate change.

This event is considered as an important step to increase the awareness of young people on climate change and contribute to climate action. Türkiye's Climate Envoys have been actively working with the guidance of the Directorate of Climate Change, UNICEF Türkiye and DKM since 2021 to play an effective role at national and international level in the fight against climate change.





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