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Türkiye has 3,703 endemic species!

Türkiye, which has forest, mountain, steppe, wetland, coastal and marine ecosystems as a result of changes in climatic and geographical characteristics at short intervals, is home to 3,703 endemic species, of which 3,497 are plants and 206 are animals. According to the information compiled from the National Biodiversity Inventory and …

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Lessons learned in forest monitoring!

A decade ago, the launch of Global Forest Watch (GFW) ushered in a new era of accountability and transparency around monitoring and protecting the world’s forests. To celebrate 10 years of impact, our Voices of Global Forest Watch series will highlight successes of GFW users, partners and community members throughout the year. We …

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Dr. Nazimi Açıkgöz; Mushroom Economy

Although fungi are among vegetables in terms of our food, they are not in the animal or plant kingdom. They are a primitive group of living organisms that do not have organs such as true roots, stems, leaves and flowers and lack chlorophyll, that is, they cannot photosynthesise. These naturally …

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Nurettin Tarakçıoğlu: Turkish Herbal Tea Turquality Project takes place in ‘2028 Export Vision’

Press release… Nurettin Tarakçıoğlu, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Aegean Furniture, Paper and Forestry Products Exporters’ Association, said that they carry out various studies in coordination with Provincial Directorates of Agriculture and universities in order to produce our products such as sage, laurel, oregano and rosemary …

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Dr. Nuray Şahinler: Global climate change negatively affects bees!

It has been noted that due to the warm winter months caused by global climate change, bees do not hibernate, they physiologically age and mass colony losses occur because of the fact that they leave the hive and start working. Dr. Nuray Şahinler Professor Dr. Nuray Şahinler, Lecturer of Faculty …

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Happy World Forestry Day, 21 March!

The International Day of Forests observed on 21 March aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Some 2.4 billion people use wood-based energy for cooking. Forests help mitigate climate change and improve soil, air and water quality. If sustainably managed, forests are also a …

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Muhammet Öztürk: Aegean Region is the epicentre of Türkiye’s spice exports

Press release… Muhammet Öztürk, Head of the Board of Directors of the Aegean Cereals, Pulses, Oil Seeds and Products Exporters’ Association, said that Turkish spice sector exported 186 million dollars worth of spices with a hike of 10 percent in 2023. Muhammet Öztürk Pointing out that Aegean Region, which is …

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Nurettin Tarakçıoğlu: Quality problem in spices should be solved at the producer

Press release… The quality problem in products should be solved at the producer… Nurettin Tarakçıoğlu, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aegean Furniture, Paper and Forestry Products Exporters’ Association, says that in 2023, thyme with 51 million dollars, laurel with 45 million dollars, cumin with 17 million dollars, …

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Goverment prepares roadmap to protect forests…

The Agriculture and Forestry Ministry has published a five-year strategic plan to protect and develop the country’s forests and greenery. The plan states that the role of forests will come to the forefront with the carbon pricing mechanism planned to be established in Türkiye in the near future and that natural systems will be …

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Ali Fuat Gürle: I regret to say that 2024 will not be a year of relief for my colleagues!

Press release… Ali Fuat Gürle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Aegean Furniture, Paper and Forestry Products Exporters’ Association, said that their exports of non-wood forest products such as laurel, oregano, linden, sage, rosemary, medicinal plants, acorns, etc. decreased by 3 percent to 103 million dollars. Ali Fuat …

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