Biodiversity & Conservation

, Volume 13, Issue 7, pp 1373–1390

A review: the history of conservation programs and development of the national parks concept in Turkey


DOI: 10.1023/B:BIOC.0000019399.35427.64

Cite this article as:
Guclu, K. & Karahan, F. Biodiversity and Conservation (2004) 13: 1373. doi:10.1023/B:BIOC.0000019399.35427.64


This paper summarizes the historical development of nature conservation programs, and discusses the past and current case of national parks in Turkey. The study evaluates biodiversity inventory data, international and national importance of biodiversity, environmental problems threatening natural resources, historical developments in nature conservation, institutional development for conservation programs, participation of Turkey in international agreements, and national conferences and meetings to advocate nature conservation. Finally, the developments and current conditions of conservation programs and national parks are also discussed.

Biological resourcesConservation programsNational parksNatureTurkey

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Agricultural Faculty, Department of Landscape ArchitectureMustafa Kemal UniversityHatayTurkey
  2. 2.Agricultural Faculty, Department of Landscape ArchitectureAtaturk UniversityErzurumTurkey