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Gazi Antep Animal Zoo Visiting

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013


on 30 October 2013 Dr. sulaiman visited  Gazi Antap Animal zoo at 10:00 A.M and after tour around all part of zoo collect many information for example:
1- the zoo was management by government not privet sector and this help zoo development day after day..
2-semilar kind of animal cage is arranged in one direction (carnivores …..ect) on one side.
3- The zoo was built on a huge and wide land.
4- The aquarium was very huge and fantastic.
5-all animals live in huge cage and the movement free (similar to nature and environment of all animals).
6- the zoo was amazing


Visiting gaziantap Horse Center (Atlisspor Kulubu)

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013


On 29 October 2013 in Gaze Antap cityDr.Sulaiman  met old KOARP”s  friend from Turkish training dog academy Mr. Gogtan in Hours racing and dog training center,he introduced Dr.sulaiman to many important people there special Dr.Serhat M.E a veterinarian and manager of center(gaziantap Atlisspor Kulubu) ,after many discussion they make to Dr.sulaiman a tour in all branch of center and for dogs and cat . 



World Animal Day 2013 in Kurdistan-Erbil and Duhok Provinces

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

World Animal Day 2013 in Kurdistan-Erbil



On 03 October 2013 in Erbil Province a capital of Kurdistan as a yearly celebration, Kurdistan Organization for Animal Rights Protection (KOARP) celebrated the World Animal day 2013. This special day was celebrated by the KOARP team, Kurdistans first POP female singer Dashni Morad, Mr Rabar and Mr Srod from XKurdLike and Mr Rafer whom is also a Kurdish singer.   Rudaw TV and Korek TV journalists were also there along with Nasih Ali Xayat who was the photographer.


The celebration included many activities like

  1. Visit Gilkand animal zoo in Erbil:

a)      Clean, sterilize and disinfect all the animal’s cages to control viral and bacterial disease.

b)      Supply a large amount of different foods (meat, chicken, vegetables, grains)

c)       Feed each animal their normal diet

d)      Supply a large amount of medicine, vaccination and equipment for the different types of animals currently in the Zoo.  Medicines included:


Rabies vaccine


Vitamins and Minerals

e)      Conducting checkups on the animals

  1. Visit Erbil Vice Governor:

At 12:00 PM the team visited the Vice Governor of Erbil, Mr. Taher Abdulla.  The meeting took approximately 40 minutes and the below topics were covered.

a-      Rebuild a new Zoo according to International Zoo standards and move the animals to a better location.

b-      The support of the KOARP team and volunteers on helping the Zoo owner with the design and specifications of the new Zoo.

c-       Stop Iraqi Law (No.48 in 1986) that condones killing all stray animals by poison or shot gun and replace this law with Spay and Neutering.

d-      Build Animal Shelter to start of Spay and Neutering.

3- Rescue wild animals from the market and set them free on Saffin Mountain:

a-      The team along with environment protectors (Peshmarge) visited the top of Saffin Mountain to set the Squirrels and Quails free.  Research was conducted on the area to make sure the animals would have constant food, water and shelter.

b-      Collect garbage on the mountain that was left by hikers.

The team then returned back to Erbil at approximately 9:30PM.

World Animal Day 2013 in Kurdistan-Duhok


On Wednesday 09 October 2013 KOARP, General Directorate of Social Welfare and Development, Veterinary Directorate, Zewa Children Protection Center and the Zoo in Duhok province celebrated World Animal Day at the Zewa Children ‘s Hall.


The ceremony included the below activities:

1- Speech on “World Animal Day” by the President and founder of KOARP, Dr.Sulaiman T.Saeed

2-Speech by General Directorate of Social Welfare and Development by Mrs. Chian M.

3- Short video film prepared by (WSPA).

4- Many songs related to (Animal welfare, Zoo and Environment) by children from Zewa center and Pelistank Group children channel.

5-A play (Called “Our Environment”) by children from Zewa Center.

6- Photo slideshow on animal situation by KOARP.

7- Viewing of a Drawing prepared by Zewa children center about animal welfare and protection.

8-Kurdistan animal 2014 was:Urmia Salamander( Neurergus crocatus)or Kurdistan Newt (Neurergud microspilotus)

9- 30 gifts from Veterinary directorate to children in Zewa Center



A Famous singers Shelan, Niven and Aras of  Pelistank TV and  a few other NGO’s were also present.


OKARP’s Activities

Saturday, September 14th, 2013
  1. On 10 September 2013 Dr.Sulaiman and his assist participated in workshop about chemical weapon, mine, explosive and war material effects on environment (air, water and land) that held by Green environment friends organization, Dr. sulaiman presented a seminar under the name chemical weapon ,mine, explosive and war material effects on environment of wildlife and domestic animals
  2.   On 06 September 2013 Farashin organization for environment in Zakho distract invited Dr. sulaiman president of KOARP to present a seminar about way of development and protection of wildlife environment in Kurdistan to 25 student in secondary stage.
  3. On 04 September 2013 Dr.sulaiman invited Dr. Jwan Othman a Studies PhD. in wildlife and Landscape Conservation at Sheffield Hallam University /UK about interview on determining factors and causes of the decreasing deer population in Kurdistan-Iraq.
  4. On 26 August 2013 Dr.sulaiman in Erbil met Ms.Mary Baxter (Bsc in Bio Veterinary Science and Msc in Animal Behavior and Welfare) and student of PHD from British, the meeting was about animal rights, welfare, animal’s conditions in zoo, slaughterhouse, farm, wild life and stray animals also education, and awareness of peoples.




seminar about ( Ways of protection and developments of wildlife environment in Kurdistan)

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Dr.Sulaiman a president and Founder of KOARP on 15 August 2013 participate in a mini conference of developing environment in Kurdistan that was held by (H.G.E.O.K)  and present a seminar under name ( Ways of protection and developments of wildlife environment in Kurdistan‏.



wildlife medicine Course in Duhok

Saturday, July 13th, 2013


From 17-22 June 2013 Faculty of veterinary /university of Duhok ,Kurdistan veterinarian network and KOARP invite wildlife expert and Tehran Zoo vet.supervisor Dr.Iman Memarian to Duhok Province to present a workshop about wildlife medicine and wildlife habitat‏.



Starting Educational program on Animal Rights to Zewa Children Center

Monday, June 10th, 2013

On 8 June 2013 our educational program with Zewa center of children in Duhok Province was stared and first day we presented a seminar about Animal zoo(definition , animal in captive, size of zoo, kind of animals in zoo, feeding, watering ,management ,recognizing animals vice…….ect).
next seminar it will be about animal welfare, rights, love ,tack care and protection.




Important Meeting About Animal conditions in Zoo

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

On Thursday 09 May 2013 rDr.sulaiman T. president of KOARP participated very important meeting with Madam Terri Crisp from SPCA international and world animals rescues Volunteer and Journalist Photography Mr. Colin Ball and the agenda of our meeting was about animal conditions in Zoo in all Iraq and specially in Kurdistan Region.Really it was very wonderful, useful and this meeting will be continuous in future


Following and Reporting Kurdistan Newt

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

On 29 April 2013 KOARP invite expert Dr.Elnaz Najafi Majd a PhD zoology department/since faculty /Ege University-Izmir Turkey that working ecology and conservation Uremia Salamander and Kurdistan Newt ,she stayed in Kurdistan Region week to follow up and reporting this animals as a research in different parts and districts in Bothe Duhok and Erbil province .Our team to follow up Kurdistan Salamander Newt consisted of:

1-Dr.Elnaz…Ege University
2- Mr.Mohamed Younis from environment directorate KRG
3-Dr.sulaimanT. KOARP’s president



























KGR Team Visited some Stray Animals shelters in Turkey

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

On 08.04.2013 and according to the approval order of KGR-Erbil Governor Kurdistan region team visited Turkey (Istanbul) as a committee to find a way to protect stay dog kill campaign in Kurdistan region and all Iraq and to bring a Turkish experience with stray dogs and how deal with and dissolve this problem and this committees was consist of :
1- Erbil Vet. Directorate
2- Civil Engineer
3- administration officer of Erbil governor-ate
4- KOARP president and animal’s rights activities.

On 09.04.2013 as a first step of team’s trip to Turkey to monitoring stray dogs and how deal with ,treatment and management by municipality of Istanbul Province , they visited many street of city and we sow many dogs and cat movement free and save and the surprising thinks with all this dogs are each one tagged (numbered) with different color (yellow, read and green).

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On 11.04.2013 team left Istanbul toward Bursa to  visit some Animals place and collection of some idea and information to help us to improve animals conditions in Kurdistan.

 The first place team visited ( BURSA Animal Zoo).

The second place team visited on 09.04.2013 in Bursa a large, modern and fantastic animal shelters in Turkey (Oysman Gazi shelter for municipality) .

.The third place team visited is( veterinary hospital ,dog and cat shelter in Nilofer municipality in Bursa Provence


On 13 April 2013 the team visited Izmir Animal Zoo in Izmir Province and after rounded all part of zoo the team ,and got many information about and saw a freedom of animals , very large space of each kind of animals as he life in her nurture, different methods of feeding for each animal and very simple building to each kind of animals .


On 15 April 2013 the team with our colleague Gughtan Ekur visited Istanbul Veterinary faculty and animal vet. Hospital in faculty, very amazing tour round all part of hospital and training dog sector for diagnosis cancer .

On afternoon 15 April 2013 the team with our team leader Mr.Gughtan Eker visited last dog shelters in this trip under name (Bekirkoy ) in meddle of Istanbul city center