Role of national parks in Turkey - A case study from Dilek peninsula-great Menderes Delta National Park


Celik A., Baslar S., Guvensen A. , Ozturk M.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.35, no.5, pp.641-657, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.641-657

Abstract

A survey was conducted in Dilek peninsula-Great Menderes Delta national park, with an area of 10.985 ha. Studies were undertaken during 1998-2001. Vegetation types including 3 new associations namely Urgino-Quercetum cocciferae, Querco-Oleatum europaea and Pistacio-Ceratonietum siliquae are reported for the first time from the area together with a list of over 50 endemics and endangered taxa like Campanula tomentosa. Land degradation practices due to demographic pressures, land clearence, fires and tourism are discussed.