Important Plant Areas Volunteer Network (IPANET) has been formed and is operational in Turkey. You may read more at the network website: www.obanettr.org  The website is in Turkish and there is a summary page in English.


Together with our project partner SAD-AFAG, we've successfully completed the first year of  Putting PEEN to Practice: Gökova Integrated Coastal & Marine Management Planning Project (ICMM).  You may follow our project activities on the project website: http://www.sadafag.org/gokova/english


December 11 is UN's International Mountain Day

Rubicon works in Turkey to protect the144 Important Plant Areas, of which about 60 are in mountain habitats. 


During the 5th Planta Europa Meeting (5-9 September 2007) our IPANET project was showcased as a good example for civil society involvement in IPA conservation. Read more


February 2nd is World Wetlands Day.


Our IPANET is a partner of a larger project (2015-2017) called “Conserving wild plants and habitats for people in the South and East Mediterranean ( IPA-Med)"  led by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean cooperation and Plantlife International. Within this project we are working on Important Plant Areas of Kahramanmaras Province in Turkey. 

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  Roghorst 117
  6708 KE Wageningen
  The Netherlands



  The Rubicon Foundation aims to promote enduring and practical solutions for the co-existence of biodiversity and rural communities through policy and field projects. We take action in particular for globally threatened species in countries crucial for their conservation and along their migration routes. We focus on identifying and promoting solutions for land stewardship and sustainable rural development enhancing biodiversity conservation, working with local people and organizations in order to share with them the best practices in this field and to enable them to actively partake in reversing ecological problems in their country. We believe that making conservation profitable will foster the protection and wise use of natural resources.