Cagan Sekercioglu

Wolves are being tracked for the first time in Turkey by KuzeyDoga Society and University of Utah, with the support of National Geographic Society, the Christensen Fund, the Whitley Fund, and Turkey’s Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks. Since October 2011, cutting edge GPS/GSM/UHF/VHF transmitting collars have been placed on wolves that are among…

Human Journey

For the first time in Turkey, the intercontinental migration and return of an animal has been tracked hourly from the beginning to the end. However, only one of the three endangered Egyptian vultures tracked with satellite transmitters completed its migration and successfully returned to Turkey. Turkey’s first satellite-tracked Egyptian vulture covered more than 20,000 km in…

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For the first time in Turkey, the intercontinental migration and return of an animal has been tracked hourly from the beginning to the end. However, only one of the three endangered Egyptian vultures tracked with satellite transmitters completed its migration and successfully returned to Turkey. Turkey’s first satellite-tracked Egyptian vulture covered more than 20,000 km in…

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For the first time in Turkey, the intercontinental migration and return of an animal has been tracked hourly from the beginning to the end. However, only one of the three endangered Egyptian vultures tracked with satellite transmitters completed its migration and successfully returned to Turkey. Turkey’s first satellite-tracked Egyptian vulture covered more than 20,000 km in…

Changing Planet

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend, or pick your favorite segments and listen now below! Episode: 1324 – Air Date:…

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Today is January 13th, National Geographic Society’s 125th anniversary. In National Geographic’s own words, “For 125 years, National Geographic has been at the leading edge of exploration, conservation, and scientific research. Now technology is allowing us to go places and make discoveries not possible before.” Video: Wildlife Chronicles – Cagan Sekercioglu As a National Geographic Emerging Explorer,…

Changing Planet

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend! HOUR 1 The Arctic has been preserved as one of the last remaining…

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Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend! HOUR 1 The Arctic has been preserved as one of the last remaining…

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The migration of globally endangered Egyptian vultures is under high-tech surveillance Eastern Turkey environmental organization KuzeyDoga celebrated September 1 International Vulture Awareness Day at Turkey’s first vulture restaurant in Igdir with another first for Turkey’s vultures.  first vulture restaurantOn August 17,  we started satellite-tracking globally endangered Egyptian vultures for the first time in Turkey, in collaboration with Turkey’s Ministry of Forestry…

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Dr. Çağan Şekercioğlu is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. A professor of conservation biology, ecology and ornithology at the University of Utah Department of Biology, he also directs the Turkish environmental organization KuzeyDoğa. Turkey (Türkiye) is the only country covered almost entirely by three of the world’s 34 global biodiversity hotspots: the Caucasus, Irano-Anatolian,and the Mediterranean. At the nexus of…

Human Journey

Dr. Çağan Şekercioğlu is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. A professor of conservation biology, ecology and ornithology at the University of Utah Department of Biology, he also directs the Turkish environmental organization KuzeyDoğa.   For me, 2011 started with a great post by David Braun, so I will thank him by ending the year with my…

Human Journey