Yaban TV was founded in 2006 with the partnership of the Journalists Mr.Ufuk Güldemir a wildlife sportsman and Mr.Melih Meriç, is the first and only channel for wildlife and outdoor sports.
Fishing, ethical hunting, shooting, archery, diving, off-road, sailing, mountaineering, rafting, horseback riding, para-gliding and alike all outdoor sports' programs and aside of them all agriculture, animal husbandry, gardening, and pet programs are also broadcast.
It is the most viewed documentary channel in Turkey. It was awarded by many institutions and organization foremost by the Turkish Journalists Association.
Yaban has designated itself as a broadcasting field "the adventures of the people who run after their passions in the wild".
In 2009, with the establishment of Yabanstore, Yabanmama, Yabantur, Yaban Publishing, and Yaban Academy it became the most energetic and potent outdoor group in Turkey and its environment.
With an agreement in 2014, all merchandise royalty rights are conveyed to Azel Outdoor Inc.
Though Yaban considered broadcasting as its main item, it holds a very large outdoor network.
In and around Turkey it is in a collaboration with over 1500 confederations, federations, clubs, and associations. It collaborates and joint ventures in the organization of competitions, activities and social awareness projects.
Over 150 social society activities reach its members through the Yaban TV screen. It can move together with its over 150.000 members.
Yaban, with the declaration of its Document on Hundred Percent Vision for Nature, supports Social Responsibility projects.
Primarily being the Ministry of Forestry and Water Works, it signed collaboration agreements and works on "nature conservation and sustainability" with hundreds of NGOs, confederations, federations, off-road clubs, sailing clubs, environmental associations, universities.
It is the non-profit partner of projects as "1st Recreational Angling Workshop of Turkey" which is also sponsored by the EU, also "The Programm on Fighting with the Invader Species", "Fighting with Fishing Methods that Leave Permanent Damages in Wildlife in Fresh Waters".
In the year of 2013, the "Chukar Partridge-Alectoris chukar" feeding campaign is organized together with the Ministry of Forestry and Water Works, apart of the 200.000 individuals, all foremost nature and environmental associations have joined in and sponsored it.
Yaban supports the first Natural History Museum of Turkey. It is named after its founder Mr. Ufuk Guldemir in joint venture with the Istanbul Technical University, as ITU Ufuk Natural History Museum, and is constructed within the campus of ITU at Maslak-Istanbul.
Yaban is also the major sponsor of KIF-Turkish Cynological Federation (being the only representative of FCI) that works on the protection of pure dog breeds and introduction of Turkish breeds to the world.
Hundred % Nature
Yaban TV has announced its principles on broadcasting and cooperation with the social society through its declaration on "Hundred percent Nature Vision Document". This document is described as the Yaban Group's status.
Hundred % Nature Document
Yaban accepts humankind and nature the fauna and flora as a whole.
It believes that within the human wellness and the unity of nature and the protection of biodiversity of the species, a sustainable balance must be cared for.
Within this frame, it supports all sorts of outdoor activities and sports that unite the mankind with nature and wildlife.
Yaban also induces all outdoor sportsman to carry the responsibility to protect nature.
It collaborates with all parties who share the Hundred % Nature Vision without the discrimination of any race, lingo, religion or political belief.
- To practice all outdoor sports in ethical principals and dependent on universal criteria.
- To encourage outdoor sportsmen to work for the good of nature.
- To respect all genres of life in its own ecosystem.
- To pioneer the protection of endangered species and work for the prevention of dying away from the biological diversity.
- Being aware of the social and economic importance of the sustainable use of natural resources, work for their protection.
- To develop wildlife management under these principals.
- To support the scientific researches and the knowledge of the public, advise the official offices and the national and international organizations.
- Give priority to collaborations within the above scope, establish NGOs and take an active role in these organizations.
- To be constructive
Yaban Academy gives educational courses on all hobbies mainly on Archery, Shooting, Off-Roading, Wildlife Photography, Ethical Hunting, Amateur Fishing, Underwater Diving, and Horseback Riding.
Yabanstore aside from its own brand products, imports and distributes many international renown branded products. Yabanstore besides its shops in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, and North Cyprus, it serves with 300 sales points within Turkey
Yaban Dog Food is a product that is produced with a special formula owned by Yaban, made considering the most common breeds, their life conditions, and nutrition needs. It targets especially the conscious pet owners who take special care for the breed standards.
Yabantur is established to organize wildlife and nature tours to enable people to live different wildlife experiments in life.
Azel Inc. being established to provide for everybody everything needed to live in the wild, with the exception of Yaban publishing is owning the merchandise rights and operating the Yaban Academy, Yabanstore, Yabanmama, and Yabantur brands.