Global attention to Turkey due to desertification.

  title={Global attention to Turkey due to desertification.},
  author={S Camci Cetin and Ahmet Serdar Karaca and K Haktanir and H. Yildiz},
  journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  volume={128 1-3},
Desertification has recognized as an environmental problem by many international organizations such as UN, NATO and FAO. Desertification in Turkey is generally caused by incorrect land use, excessive grazing, forest fires, urbanization, industry, genetic erosion, soil erosion, salinization, and uncontrolled wild type plants picking. Due to anthropogenic destruction of forest, steppe flora gradually became dominant in Anatolia. In terms of biodiversity, Turkey has a significant importance in… CONTINUE READING