Brown bears, wolves and lynxes are at the top of nature’s food pyramid. Their healthy existence have an impact on other living things in the forest. Therefore, they are very important for the overall health of the forest.

KuzeyDoğa Society carries out its scientific studies on mammals by concentrating on these species.

We humans need a healthy environment and protection natural areas to lead a quality life.

The health and continuity of natural areas requires the conservation of all living creatues, large and small. Protecting the living creatures of wildlife is a necessity for the quality of human life.

The first step to protect wild animals and improve their condition is to know more about them and to understand their vital needs.

Our society has been working to protect the biodiversity in Sarıkamış Forests since 2006.

Tracking the activities of brown bears, wolves, lynxs by installing a satellite tracking device, and recording their images with photo traps and video traps. The analysis of the data provides a scientific basis for conservation studies.

Our work on protecting biodiversity in the Kars-Sarıkamış forest was started in 2006 with the placement of photo traps in Sarıkamış Forest.

In 2011, wild animal capture and tracking with transmitter collars were also implemented. With the ongoing project today, we catch brown bears, wolves and lynxes and track them on collars with satellite transmitters.

Thanks to the collars set to drop automatically after a year or two, we have learned about the habitats and seasonal behavior of these animals.

In order to have information about genetic diversity and nutrition habits of the predators, the samples are examined in laboratories. The data we obtained provides a scientific basis for nature conservation studies.