In Elazig, Gendarmerie command teams reach high altitude regions where winter conditions are harsh and leave food for wild animals.
Snowfall, blizzard and cold, especially in the highlands and mountainous areas of Elazig, make life difficult for wild animals.
Animal Situation Monitoring Teams (HAYDİ) affiliated with the Provincial Gendarmerie Command carry out uninterrupted feeding activities throughout the winter to feed wild animals, especially wild goats and rabbits, which have struggling to find food in the city where the climatic conditions are difficult. .
The teams continue their wildlife support activities in coordination with the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and Elazig National Parks for the protection of natural life.
Determine the route of wild animals living in mountainous and forested areas, the teams undertake a difficult journey that sometimes reaches the top of snow-capped mountains in order to deliver the fodder consisting of dry grass, straw, barley, wheat and of clover.
Working with dedication not to starve wild animals, the teams left about 10 tons of food in the rural and high mountainous areas during the winter months.