Green Wave, the radio show produced by the Env.net team in TEMA Foundation is now sponsored by Env.net for the coming six months. The first Env.net supported show was broadcasted on 26th of May.
In reference to May 22, International Day of Biological Diversity, this broadcast was dedicated to discuss the importance of biodiversity. Esra Ergin, TEMA’s Education, Science and Publications Coordinator and Aydan Özkıl of Nature Protection Center (DKM), Soil and Water Program were our two guests for the broadcast. TEMA’s Esra Ergin gave insights about how individuals can get involved in the protection of biodiversity and why people actually need to be involved in this process.
DKM’s Aydan Özkıl informed the audience about DKM’s new project Artists for Nature, which is a project co-funded by European Union and Republic of Turkey under the Civil Society Dialogue Programme. The project aims to introduce the “wildlife art” concept to Turkish art enthusiasts, with guidance of experienced British artists, known as Society of Wildlife Artists.
In the context of the project, an Art Week is organized in Köyceğiz (Muğla) Area, where endemic Sweetgum Trees naturally grows in forest form, with participation of British Tutors, Turkish Artists, art students and representatives of National Media. Following the Art Week, produced artwork will be exhibited in touristic locations throughout 2016 summer. In addition to the exhibitions in Turkey, the outcomes will be also exhibited in Britain in Autumn, 2016. Finally a book and a calendar will be prepared, summarizing the whole art week and the process. The project aims to raise public awareness about the endemic Sweetgum Trees and encourage protection of these endemic species.
The podcast of the broadcast in Turkish can be listened at the following link: