All posts tagged turkey


Walking for Conservation!

Many of you will be aware that I have had over 20 tattoos of iconic Turkish birds tattooed onto my arms, to raise awareness of the wildlife and cultural disaster currently happening in Turkey. The cause of these disasters are a heart […]

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TN96 Tristan Reid’s Walking for Turkey

A conversation with Tristan Reid, my colleague here on Talking Naturally but perhaps more importantly the inspirational force behind The Inked Naturalist - a moniker that arose


Ilisu Dam – We need to fight this!

Out of the 4,000 dam projects either in construction or planned to be constructed in Turkey by 2023, the Ilisu project is without a doubt the largest an


More Ink & Pain!

Yesterday saw me back at Immortal Art Studio for my next addition to my 'Giving my right arm' project. Today's subject was the hugely


Tattoo Update – Giving my right arm

I was back at Immortal Art Studio on Monday for 16th bird to be tattooed. The bird to be added was the stunning Masked Shrike, a


Tattoo time again – Pallid Scops Owl

Yesterday evening saw me back at Immortal Art Studio for bird number four to be tattooed onto my right arm sleeve (bird number fifteen in total).


Monster dam will swallow an area that meets nine out of 10 UNESCO criteria for World Heritage List

Just in case you were wondering why I am going to the extreme of having permanent tattoos to raise funds to help Doğa Derneği protect their countries severely threatened biodiversity; here is their

Ménétries's Warbler

Pain & Ink for Turkey!

I've not given an update on my 'Giving my right (and left) arm' campaign for a while and with three sessions in the past three weeks I thought it was

Lake Burdur ©

Journey of Loyalty to Burdur Lake

As highlighted in my previous post ( relating to Turkey's Burdur Lake, this is a very serious situation that not only affects the biodiversity of the region (Burdur Lake holds

Doğa Derneği in the UK!

As I write this I am still bemused and frustrated by the apathy of our UK and nearby European governments who are seemingly prepared to turn a blind


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