On April 18, Nature Protection Law Monitoring Initiative representatives held a meeting on the Draft Law of Preserving the Nature and Biodiversity with the Environment Commission of the Parliament and representatives of Forest and Water Affairs Ministry
The participants’ including the Turkish Env.net Team’s demands were as follows:
- CSO inclusion in the Biodiversity and Nature Protection Committee,
- elimination of the 2 year limit for reevaluation of protected areas,
- protection of special environmental protection zones and wildlife development sites, inclusion of protection and usage principles,
- readjustment of ecological impact assessment.
The Law is expected to come to the parliament in the second half of 2016. TEMA Foundation will be closely monitoring the process.