Analytical approach for analyzing and providing solutions for the conflicts among forest stakeholders across Turkey

Barli O., Baskent E. Z., Turker M. F., Gedik T.

FOREST POLICY AND ECONOMICS, vol.9, no.3, pp.219-236, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.forpol.2005.07.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-236
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Quantifying the pattern of conflicts including the identification of causes and resolution is prerequisite in developing workable and participatory sustainable forest management system. This study primarily focuses on the recognition, analysis and resolution of forestry conflicts between forest villages and state forest organizations in Turkey. An academic team of foresters, business administrators, economists and behavioral scientists was formed to develop a sound and applicable questionnaire with 49 questions and 69 variables for revealing the existence, the level of intensity and the causes of the conflicts. This study was implemented in three major forest or ecological regions in Turkey: Aegean-Mediterranean region, Western Black Sea region and Eastern Black Sea region and 1065 individuals, out of 1,522,032 populations. The data was statistically analyzed using correlations, reliability measures, Mann-Whitney U Test and Kruskall-Wallis Tests.