Our partnership with the Conservation Collective for the Turquoise Coast Environment Fund

In celebration of Earth Day, we are thrilled to announce an exciting and impactful partnership we forged in 2022 for restoring and protecting nature.

Environmental sustainability is one of the core tenets of Turkey Mozaik Foundation and we have supported civil society organisations working in this field since our inception in 2017.

In 2021, we launched the Environmental Sustainability Fund, in partnership with the Support Foundation for Civil Society (Sivil Toplum için Destek Vakfı) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The fund supported the digital transformation of five civil society organisations working in the field of environmental sustainability with grant and capacity-building support.

In 2022, we partnered with the Conservation Collective to launch the Turquoise Coast Environment Fund (TCEF). This fund, in partnership with the MAVA Foundation, the GEF Small Grants Program, and the UNDP, supports projects focusing on protecting Türkiye’s marine biodiversity and coastal environment. In TCEF’s first round, we are pleased to announce today that a total of TRY 2,098,346 (GBP 103,315) was granted to 13 civil society organisations.

TCEF was launched to protect, restore, and regenerate the natural beauty, biodiversity and ecosystems of the exceptional marine and coastal resources of Türkiye. TCEF aims to aid local communities become actively involved in, and part of, the change towards sustainable food systems, biodiversity and ecosystem conservation, and building local organisations for the sustainable future of the coastlines.

Biodiversity and ecosystem loss are one of the greatest climate challenges ahead, not only for Türkiye but also for our entire planet and we are delighted to be playing our part in protection, restoration, and regeneration efforts. Please see the grantees below, and find more information about their projects by visiting our Environmental Sustainability Fund page.

  1. Marine Life Conservation Association (Deniz Yaşamını Koruma Derneği)
  2. Climate Research Association (İklim Araştırmaları Derneği)
  3. NATURA Nature and Culture Conservation Association (NATURA Doğa ve Kültür Koruma Derneği)
  4. Social Climate Association (Sosyal İklim Derneği)
  5. Water Ecosystems Conservation Association (Su Ekosistemlerini Koruma Derneği)
  6. Antalya Underwater Society (Antalya Sualtı Derneği)
  7. Bodrum Classical Music Association/Bodrum Lokal (Bodrum Klasik Müzik Derneği)
  8. Association for Conservation and Survival of Sea Turtles, Mediterranean Monk Seals, Sea Daffodils (Deniz Kaplumbağaları, Akdeniz Fokları, Kum Zambakları Koruma ve Yaşatma Derneği)
  9. Marine Mammals Research Association (Deniz Memelileri Araştırma Derneği)
  10. Nature Association (Doğa Derneği)
  11. Ecological Research Association (Ekolojik Araştırmalar Derneği)
  12. Impact Circles Foundation (Etki Çemberleri Vakfı)
  13. Yolda Initiative (Yolda Derneği)

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