It has emerged that the Anatolian mountain crane, which was discovered in the East Anatolia region as the outcome of two years of efforts run by experts from the Nature Association and the World Crane Foundation, is a subspecies of cranes that live elsewhere in the world. It is estimated that there are fewer than twenty couples of this kind of crane, which is found outside East Anatolia in the Caucasus region. Six nests of the Anatolian mountain crane have been found in Anatolia. The species face extinction. Thanks to the efforts of the Nature Association and the World Crane Foundation, the first steps to place the species under protection in an area spanning nine provinces in East Anatolia have been taken.
Support needed from all
Nature Association Director Engin Yılmaz says that everyone in Turkey must shoulder responsibility to prevent the extinction of Anatolian mountain cranes.