Nizip-Karkamış Flood Plain Wetland – Turkey






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Name of organisation

Karkamiş Flood Plain Wetland

Funding support

Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality / Park Garden and Green Areas Department

Number of staff


Number of visitors per year


Overall aims of the centre

Our wetland project will be the first and unique in our region. That’s big reason for us,we would like to reach international standards with it.

Description of the centre

Still being planned.

Work Areas

Main CEPA work area

Ecopark Propject, Conservation of Floras and Faunas, Bird Observatories etc. , Routes of Excursion , Visitor – Education Centre, Research Centre

Top three successes

Ecopark Project, Education Centre, Conservation of Regional Floras and Faunas.

Top three challenges

Ecopark Project, Education Centre, Conservation of Regional Floras and Faunas


Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre; Building / maintaining structures


Working with disabled people; Engaging hard-to-reach groups; Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Early years education; Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials


Auditing / assessing effectiveness; PR and marketing; Running effective administration; Health and safety; Fund-raising; Project planning.


Gaziantep, TURKEY.

Miss. Pelin OKKIRAN MSc.Biologist

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