Revealing the Protection Structure of National Parks through Ecological Sensitivity Analysis: Example of Altindere Valley National Park


DÜZGÜNEŞ E. , Demirel O.

KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY, vol.16, no.1, pp.135-146, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-146

Abstract

National parks are exceptional areas where delicate ecosystems and rare species are preserved and which have very rich biological resource values, and they are intensively used by their visitors. Therefore, maximum loss is seen on biological assets. Hence defining and classifying such features of great ecological importance is a prerequisite for planning endeavors. In this sense, an Ecological Sensitivity Analysis is commonly done in order to evaluate the external pressure and threats extensively in a protected area and to take the necessary precautions accordingly.