BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AND ITS THREATS IN TURKEY


Kiziroglu I., ERDOĞAN A., Turan L.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.22, no.3, pp.772-780, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.772-780

Abstract

Turkey is defined as "Rich" in terms of living species because of its geographical location, suitable climatic conditions, and its diversity in habitats, wetlands, and land-forms. However, a substantial portion of the country's habitat area and related wildlife components are experiencing significant adverse pressures due to a variety of factors, chief among them: a rapid development period. This study reports on a comprehensive and current assessment of Turkey's extant biological diversity and its manifest threats. The paper includes an investigation into a growing number of emerging threats to the country's biodiversity.