Threats and Conservation of Landscapes in Turkey

  title={Threats and Conservation of Landscapes in Turkey},
  author={Nizamettin Kazancı and C. Kuzucuoğlu},
  journal={World Geomorphological Landscapes},
Turkey could be subject of a case study for the diversity of risks and threats on landscapes from soil erosion to desertification, from rapid transformation of the nature by waterworks to salinization and to decreasing level of groundwater. Deterioration of the landscapes, particularly of highlands by quarry and mining activities and road-cuts are almost usual results in the country, in spite of intensive conservation efforts of official bodies and volunteers. However, for a proper evaluation… 
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