Pearl mullet poachers fined 1.2 mln liras


A total of 170 people have received administrative fines totaling 1.2 million Turkish Liras for disobeying the restrictions on hunting pearl mullet, an indigenous fish species thriving in Lake Van's waters.

As the hunting ban for pearl mullet from Apr. 15 to Jul. 15 is still in effect, protection activities for the species also continue at full speed.

3 volunteers protect sea turtles’ nests for 25 years

The nesting and spawning phase of sea turtles in southern province of Antalya's Çıralı Beach has been protected by three volunteers for 25 years.

Sea turtles come to this beach every year to nest and lay their eggs. The new-born turtles that meet with the sea do not forget the beach where they opened their eyes to the world and come back years later and build their nests.

Swiss diplomat reunited with her dog after 10 months

Swiss diplomat Martine Berset, who had to leave her dog at the clinic as it was still receiving treatment when her assignment in Ankara ended, has been reunited with her dog after 10 months of separation.

Starting her duty at the Swiss Embassy in the Turkish capital in 2019, Berset opened the doors of her houses to many cats and dogs on the streets.

Romanian Animal Rights NGO Fights Planned Bear Cull

Animal rights activists and environmental NGOs on Friday condemned an order allowing hundreds of bears to be killed signed by the former Environment minister of Romania, Tanczos Barna, on the last day of his mandate at the ministry.

The order allows a quota of almost 500 bears to be killed on the grounds that they pose a danger to humans.