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FORESTATION WORKS GAIN MOMENTUM ACROSS TURKIYE AS SIZE OF FORESTS REACH 23.1 MILLION HECTARES…

Forested lands of Turkey have increased by 177,000 hectares in one year with the rehabilitation of decayed forests and new planting work. Nongovernmental organizations, in the meantime, warn against wildfire threat and recommend better rehabilitation and restoration… As urban settlements grow and big cities turn into concrete jungles, Turkey adheres …

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“TURKİYE HAS LOST AS MANY WETLANDS AS THREE VAN LAKES!”

Modern irrigation in agriculture is needed to protect wetlands… WWF-Turkiye (World Wildlife Fund) released a statement on February 2, World Wetlands Day. In the statement, it was pointed out that wetlands, which are the ecosystems with the highest biological production potential after tropical forests, are also important storage areas of …

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PLASTIC POLLUTION DOESN’T STOP AT BORDERS; IT’S A GLOBAL PROBLEM!

Today more than 70 leading businesses and financial institutions have called for a legally binding UN treaty on plastic pollution in a pre-UNEA statement.  The statement is an indictment on the severity of our current plastic crisis, which merits immediate and concerted global efforts that tackle the problem at its root …

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WATER SCARCITY TO BECOME A VITAL ISSUE IN TURKEY!

The increasing population, changing landscapes and rising demand means the need for water is as high as ever, but Turkey’s water scarcity problem is ringing alarm bells for a difficult future ahead, experts warn… Water scarcity has become an increasingly vital issue in Turkey as the country has been classified among “water-scarce” …

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NO DRINKING WATER SHORTAGE EXPECTED IN TURKEY DESPITE DROUGHT!

Turkey’s three big cities have sufficient resources for drinking water, according to official figures. Istanbul has enough water to last seven months, while Ankara has enough for six and Izmir 12. Although there is a meteorological drought taking hold of Turkey due to climate change and the consequential increase in …

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