ecology

  • She aims to plant 2 million trees in Dersim 

    Şükran Yılmaz, who has been making a living by selling grapes growing in her village in Dersim for years, also voluntarily travels from village to village to distribute mulberry and walnut tree seeds to women. The aim of Şükran Yılmaz, who encourages women to take part in the production, is to plant two million mulberry and walnut trees in Dersim.

  • Nurcan Karasu: The aim is to depopulate the region with forest fires caused by the military operations 

    HDP Ecology Commission Member Nurcan Karasu drew attention to the forest fires that have systematically broken out in cities such as Dersim, Şırnak, Bingöl, and Hakkari in recent years. “The aim is to evacuate, depopulate the region by launching military operations under the name of security,”

  • 'Security' policies destroy ecology in Kurdish region 

    Forest fires in the Kurdish region of Turkey, particularly in summer, harm animals and trees. The main reason for the forest fires is military operations launched in the region. The fires that started due to the military operations in Dersim and Şırnak haven't been put out for days.

  • Water crisis in Egypt to affect mostly women 

    The water crisis in Egypt is getting worse. Researchers warn that the crisis will affect mostly women of Egypt, where the majority of the population consists of villagers who make their living from agriculture.

  • Lawsuit to be filed against Cengiz Holding's mining project 

    “If the project is implemented, the water sources of the villages in the region will dry up and the agricultural lands will disappear,” said Kazdağları Ecology Platform, which is going to file a lawsuit against Cengiz Holding’s mining project.

  • Open sewers in Idlib spread diseases 

    The limited opportunities in the refugee camps of Idlib cause many diseases; the people now face other diseases due to open sewers in the camps. Women and children getting sick due to the open sewers cannot access health services.

  • Wildfires, criticism in Turkey 

    Turkey is suffering from ongoing wildfires in many areas. While the wildfires are being put out one by one, people criticize political statements rather than a late response to fires. Why and how did the fires start? Why they were not intervened? What were the statements? In this article, we looked for the answers to these questions.

  • Women protect both humanity, ecosystem 

    Activist, journalist and academic Fatima Yassin won an award for her works on the environment in her country, Morocco. Fatima Yassin thinks that all three areas she actively works in are connected and support each other. If she becomes the environment minister one day, she plans to make women more active and employed in environmental areas.

  • Cooperative in Gaza against environmental pollution: They use waste materials in sea for decoration 

    There is great interest in Hana Al Ghoul's place named “Sea Cooperative Initiative”, which draws attention to environmental pollution in Gaza, located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. All tables, chairs, flower pots of the place, which also has a reading room, are made of waste material found in the sea.

  • Kune Masî stream in Sulaymaniyah dries up 

    Kune Masî stream in Sulaymaniyah has dried up due to drought in the region. In summer the stream is a picnic area for the local people but the people visiting the area these days are shocked when they see the dried up stream.

  • “As our forests disappear, our future will disappear” 

    Forest fires in Turkey in summer damage nature. The local people are not allowed to put out fires by security forces. Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Ecology Commission Co-Spokesperson Menekşe Kızıldere pointed out that as our forests disappear, our future will disappear, “The loss of a bird, a turtle is not just a loss of life, it is a great loss. All lives are precious. They have the right to exist,” she said.

  • 4th International Istanbul VegFest ends 

    4th International Istanbul VegFest was held with the motto, “Give Life a Chance”. The festival is one of the many events that are organized globally under different names in order to create awareness about veganism.

  • Coal mines in Şırnak threaten human life, nature 

    Coal screening plants in Şırnak, whose numbers are increasing day by day, pose a significant threat to human life and natural heritage. As the citizens living in villages close to these plants cannot go out due to dust pollution, vegetable crops dry out.

  • Picture of beautiful Lake Van and Mount Süphan 

    The Serhat region has many natural beauties, and it attracts the attention of local and foreign tourists with its mountains and geography. You can see both Lake Van and Mt Süphan together from Bitlis province.

  • She shaves her hair to save wild goats 

    Conscientious objector Meral Geylani shaved her hair to protest the hunting of wild goats. “Hair grows, but killed goats will never come back,” she said that an amendment must be made to the constitution for violence against animals.

  • Gendarmes positioned in İşkencedere valley after announcement of ban on protests 

    Rize Governorate has banned all demonstrations and protests in the İşkencedere Valley for 15 days to allow Cengiz Construction Company to build a stone quarry in the valley. After the announcement of the ban, gendarmes have been positioned in the valley.

  • From thousands of years old history to Nazi ghettos: Sur 

    After the clashes took place in Amed’s historic Sur district, new buildings built in the places of the destroyed houses have been sold now. “These practices aiming to change and transform the physical and socio-cultural structure have been carried out to destroy the thousands of years old history of Sur,” said Berivan Güneş, the co-chair of the Diyarbakır Branch of the Chamber of City Planners.

  • Geliyê Goderne valley under threat due to dam project 

    Geliyê Goderne valley, hosting many endemic plants and historic buildings, is under threat due to the Silvan dam project. When the construction of the Silvan Dam is completed, the valley and its historic buildings will be submerged.

  • İkizdere: Women keep resisting 

    Women in İkizdere were stopped by the gendarmeries while going to the resistance area to protest the stone quarry project.

  • Flowers exhibited in Kobanê 

    An exhibit of flowers has been opened in Kobanê under the leadership of Local Governments and the Ecological Administrative Board.