EXAMPLE STUDY ABOUT MERYEMANA VALLEY (TRABZON/TURKEY) FOR DETERMINING THE POTENTIAL CAMPGROUND IN THE SCOPE OF NATURE TOURISM


KURT Ş., DÜZGÜNEŞ E. , KURDOĞLU B. Ç. , Demirel O.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOLOGY, cilt.17, ss.576-583, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.576-583

Özet

Mankind has lived in harmony with nature until the urbanisation process has led to ecosystem degradation over time. This situation has brought irreparable wounds on natural and resource values. Due to the adverse conditions experienced in urban areas, natural areas in recent years are one of the most preferred recreation areas by people fleeing the city life. Nature tourism includes adventure sports and recreational activities carried out in rural areas. Hiking, picnicking, mountaineering, orienteering, bird watching, sport fishing, nature photography and camping, come at the beginning of the events taking place in nature. Camping is one of these events, the desire to perform in the nature; more than in natural areas is preferred because of the accommodations facilities and low-cost. In this study, taking into account the needs and experiences of local people, nature tourism activities within the scope of the Meryemana Valley (Trabzon/Turkey) on the potential camp sites have been identified. In the study area, which is set by the National Camp Accreditation Programme, land use, camping area and size, terrain, vegetation, climate, water resources, security, transportation criteria, criteria within 9 ideal camping areas have been identified.