Celal Acar Wildlife Rescue Center in Karacabey Ovakoru provides services for the treatment and
rehabilitation of endangered wild animals and animals that are forbidden to trade in this center for a
temporary period of time. There is also a “Bear Shelter” at the same location. The Wildlife Rescue
Center and Bear Shelter are the only ones in Turkey in this area, and there are only a few examples in the world. Espically, wild animals introduced to Turkey by illegal means and wild animals injured in the
region are brought to this facility and treated and rehabilitated, and then the animals are sent to the
countries where they are taken or left to their natural environment. There are separate rehabilitation
departments for lions, tigers, waterfowl, wolves, foxes, birds of prey, reptiles, deer, roe deer and
monkeys, bird flight shelter and clinic building for the treatment of animals. Volunteers will help with
the work done by professional officers at the Rescue Centre and Bear Shelter, as well as work such
as feeding the animals, organizing space, cleaning and cage renovation.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
The volunteers will be accommodated in a comfortable guest house at the Ovakorusu Bear Shelter.
The meals will be alternated by the volunteers themselves with the food supplies that will be provided
by the central administration. The guest house will also be cleaned by volunteers alternately.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Bursa is one of the largest metropolitan cities in Turkey and has the 4th most population. One of the
most economically developed cities of Turkey, Bursa is the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Bursa
was listed in the World Heritage List in the cultural category by the World Heritage Committee at 38.
meeting. Bursa, which was founded as the first capital of the Ottoman Empire and was shaped by
complexities, has an important commercial role throughout its history, and is shown by the great inns,
bedesten and bazaars in the city. Uludag in Bursa, which is known for its historical riches as well as its
natural riches, is one of the most important ski resorts in Turkey. As it is developed industrially, it is a
highly productive region as well as agriculturally. Karacabey, where the Wildlife Rescue Center and
Bear Shelter are located, is 70 km from Bursa, 35 km from Manyas Bird Sanctuary National Park and
40 km from Bandırma. The Central Directorate will organize environmental trips fot volunteers to
explore the beauty of the region, and workshops to help young people get to know Turkey's wildlife.
Volunteers should act carefully in the work environment, they should show utmost care for their own
safety. They should not forget that the volunteers must have their own health and accident
insurances for possible accidents and health conditions. Necessary documents such as Motivation
Letter, Volunteer Signature, Declaration of Working with Animals, Criminal Record Record will be
requested from the volunteers.