Grantee profile

Mediterranean Conservation Society

Established in 2012 and based on Turkey’s southern coast, the Mediterranean Conservation Society (AKD) works to conserve the region’s biodiversity and support communities in developing locally appropriate sustainable livelihoods. With a particular focus on marine and coastal ecosystems, AKD’s ethos is one of conservation practice rooted in strong science, local culture and cooperation. The NGO’s activities include biodiversity research and monitoring; landscape-scale ecosystem restoration; protected area designation and management; advocacy for law and policy change; and the elaboration of sustainable livelihoods, in particular small-scale coastal fisheries.