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.


Global Biodiversity Framework calls on business for nature conservation!

The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, which was signed by our country at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, calls on states, non-governmental organisations, universities and the business world with 4 goals and 23 targets for the protection, sustainable management and restoration of nature all over the world.

Among the important goals to be achieved by 2030, the following stand out:
Goal 2: To effectively restore at least 30 per cent of degraded terrestrial ecosystems and inland water ecosystems, coastal ecosystems and marine ecosystems by 2030.
Target 3: Ensure the conservation of at least 30 per cent of the world's (terrestrial areas and inland waters, coastal areas and marine areas).
Target 10: Ensure sustainable management (conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, increased productivity and resilience) of all areas under agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries and forestry.
Target 15: Gradually reduce the negative impacts of business on nature, promote sustainable production models, make transparent disclosures, provide consumers with the necessary information and prepare reports.
Target 18: Identify nature-damaging incentives and ensure that they are significantly and progressively reduced by at least USD 500 billion per year; scale up positive incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
Business-related actions focus on reducing harmful impacts on nature and promoting sustainable production models.

We all have a duty to protect, sustainably manage and restore our nature in order for our country to reach the targets in this framework.





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