The Closing Seminar on species of Community Interest was held in Konya between 4 and 7 October 2016. The main aim of the seminar was to present and finish the Reference Lists of Species of Community Interest (Dir. 92/43/EEC) prepared by the project as one of its main outputs. The Seminar counted with the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs and distinguished representatives of the Turkish scientific community specialized in the 5 groups of species discussed during the Seminar (Plants, mammals, fish, invertebrates and birds). Mr. Santiago Garcia, expert in the project, oriented the discussions of the 5 working groups. The project wants to thank all the participants for their valuable contribution that will improve the quality of the final Reference Lists and will mark an important milestone for Turkey in nature conservation.