Jumat, 26 Juni 2015

Turkey (Anatolia) is one of the foremost world sources of plants that have been cultivated for food, and the wild ancestors of many plants that now provide staples for mankind still grow in Turkey. The diversity of fauna in Turkey is even greater than that of flora; while the number of species throughout Europe (without Turkey) as a whole is around 60,000, in Turkey they number over 80,000, and if subspecies are also counted, then this number rises to over 100,000.

Fauna


Turkish Wildlife - a photo on Flickriver

Endangered species

  • Mediterranean monk seal (Critically endangered) â€" less than 500 individuals all around the world
  • Northern bald ibis (Critically endangered) â€" main groups live in Morocco and Turkey
  • Asia Minor spiny mouse (Critically endangered)
  • Rana holtzi (Toros frog; Critically endangered) â€" endemic to Turkey
  • White-headed duck (Endangered)
  • Red-breasted goose (Endangered)
  • Loggerhead sea turtle (Endangered)
  • Great bustard (Vulnerable)
  • Dalmatian pelican (Vulnerable)
  • Lesser kestrel (Vulnerable)
  • Egyptian vulture (Vulnerable)
  • Wild goat (Vulnerable)
  • Greater spotted eagle (Vulnerable)
  • Eastern imperial eagle (Vulnerable)
  • Saker falcon (Vulnerable)
  • Acanthorutilus maeandricus (Data deficient)

Extinct species

The species extinct in Turkey after 1900 are:

  • Anatolian leopard (Extinct worldwide)
  • Caspian tiger (Extinct worldwide) â€" The last was shot in 1974, in Hakkari Province
  • Oriental darter (Near Threatened; extinct locally) â€" Due to drying of Lake Amik

See also


Happy 125th National Geographic: Brown Bears Film Their Lives with ...
  • List of national parks of Turkey

References


NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife - Wild Turkey in New Jersey

the first time in Turkey by KuzeyDoga
 
Sponsored Links