PRESERVING DIVERSITY, HEALING MOTHER EARTH
BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
ANATOLIA FOUNDATION was founded in 2006 for the principle goal of preserving and supporting the rich cultural traditions and biological diversity of the Anatolian region of Turkey. The Foundation works with rural communities to protect the endangered environment and to promote traditional, artisan skills that create environmentally sound products. These alternative income sources are designed to help promote sustainable living in the villages and counter-balance the effects of heavy out-migration to distant cities.
WHERE IS ANATOLIA?
Anatolia is a geographical region encompassing the whole of Asia Minor. It forms the Asian terrain of Turkey, bridging Asia with Europe.
WHY IS ANATOLIA IMPORTANT?
The Anatolian Peninsula of Turkey has been the heartland of many great civilizations for millennia. A motherland of fertility, the image of the Earth Goddess arose here over 9,000 years ago. It sustains a biological and cultural diversity rarely found in other regions of the planet.