Canis lupus

In 2011, Turkey’s first wolf tracking study was carried out in Sarıkamış Forest with the collaboration of KuzeyDoğa Society, University of Utah, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks and Turkcell Communication Services.

This study revealed that how large areas the wolves need, how small the Sarıkamış Forest and Sarıkamış Allahuekber Mountains National Park are for the large mammals in the region. Large predators need large protected areas. Wolves tracked used an area 23 times bigger the size of the national park in just one year.

The data obtained once again point to the importance of the “wildlife corridor” project, which is a forest line that will connect Sarıkamış Forest to Artvin Şavşat Forest by afforestation.


Collars automatically fall off the neck of wolves (Canis lupus) after one year of monitoring.

With the ongoing capture and follow-up studies, we learn about the habitats and seasonal behavior of wolves.

In order to get information about their genetic diversity and nutrition, the samples taken are examined with laboratory studies.

To protect them and improve their condition, the first step is to learn about them and understand their vital needs.

The results of the study provide us a scientific basis for nature conservation studies.