As part of a project launched to register stray animals via Wildlife Information System (YABİS), the Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry has been distributing microchip readers to municipalities free of charge. The data obtained through the works carried out via the Wildlife Information System is gathered in the database of YABİS system by the ministry. YABİS was put into effect as a database in which all data is collected and its members can have access to data with limited specific rights. In this context, 350 microchip readers, 122,500 microchip and microchip injectors, 132,279 ear tags and 250 ear tag pincers are distributed free of charge to municipalities by the regional directorates of the ministry. The data that is collected is then entered into YABİS. As of 2014, the system has been collecting data on 178 animal nursing homes, nine zoos and 370 pet shops.