7/1/2020 / Gösterim Sayısı : 2951 / Arşiv

The first meeting of the National Biological Diversity Coordination Board, whose secretarial services were carried out by our General Directorate, was held on 26 February 2020 in Ankara under the presidency of Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.

During the meeting which attended by our General Manager İsmail Üzmez as well as the representatives of other institutions that form the board, the draft regulations regarding the working procedures and principles of the board were discussed and sub-board presidencies were determined.

"16th Conference of the Parties of United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity " will be held in our country in the last quarter of 2022 and the term of the contract will be held by our country between 2022 and 2024.

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks is the focal point of UN Biodiversity Convention and national coordination services are carried out by so called General Directorate.

With the Presidency Circular, published in 2019, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry under the presidency of Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli, the National Biological Diversity Coordination Board was established in order to follow the developments in the global biodiversity agenda, to bring biodiversity into the economy in a sustainable way, to conduct the Convention and the rotating term effectively. 

The operation of such a wide participation board is a very important milestone in terms of our biological diversity and also reveals the great importance it gives to the biological diversity of our country.