Küre Mountains Project won the funding contest in Europe

01 Aug 2011

The PAN Parks Foundation has won the funding contest of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) with a project on wilderness in Küre Mountains National Park.

New Horizons - Results of the contest have been made public according to which the Foundation was voted by thousands of enthusiastic supporters to receive funding for its project ensuring the guaranteed protection of 10,000 hectares of wilderness in Küre Mountains National Park.

Küre Mountains National Park project submitted by the PAN Parks Foundation was among the shortlisted projects showcased in three Dutch magazines and online encouraging members of the public to get involved by choosing which projects should be supported by EOCA.

Küre Mountains Project won the funding contests with thousands of votes from its supporters so became one of the 10 winning projects from the 66 nominated ones.

Through the winning project, PAN Parks together with WWF Turkey plans to safeguard 10,000 hectares of wilderness in Kure Mountains National Park in Turkey, protecting its untouched nature, extensive old-growth forests, geomorphological features and variety of endemic and iconic wildlife, whilst developing sustainable tourism.

Küre Mountains National Parks will be ready for PAN Parks verification at the end of 2011 as a result of GEF supported “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey Project” which is implemented by UNDP Turkey in partnership with Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, and WW-Turkey.