Wildlife of Turkey

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Turkey (Anatolia) is one of the foremost world sources of plants that have been cultivated for food, and the wild ancestors of many plants that now provide staples for mankind still grow in Turkey. The diversity of fauna in Turkey is even greater than that of flora; while the number of species throughout Europe (without Turkey) as a whole is around 60,000, in Turkey they number over 80,000, and if subspecies are also counted, then this number rises to over 100,000.[1]


Loggerhead sea turtle nesting places by the Mediterranean Sea

Endangered species[edit]

Extinct species[edit]

The species extinct in Turkey after 1900 are:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Turkey's flora and fauna". allaboutturkey.com. Retrieved 12 June 2014.