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Published on:September 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2017; 51(3s2):s398-s402
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.51.3s.56

Threat Analysis and Proposed Solutions for Elekdag Wildlife Development Area

Authors and affiliation (s):

Ömer Küçük*, Kerim Güney, Özkan Evcin, Emre Aktürk

Kastamonu University, Faculty of Forestry, Kastamonu, TURKEY.


Natural Wildlife Development Area is a protection status declared in accordance with the Land Hunting Act No. 4915. Within this scope, there are 80 Wildlife Development Areas in our country. The aim of this study was to observe possible threats in the Elekdag wildlife development area and to suggest solutionsfor the area. Elekdag Wildlife Development Area is located in Kastamonu province within the boundaries of Tasköprü county. The administrative responsibility of Elekdag Wildlife Development Area belongs to the General Directorate of National Parks and Nature Conservation, which is affiliated to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kastamonu Provincial Environment and Forestry Directorate. As a result of the study, it was found that the wildlife habitats for deer populations (target species) and water resources in the area at risk. The identification of the risks on habitats and biological resources and proposed solutions have great importance on ecosystem integrity of the protected area. Therefore, we proposed some solutions to eliminate these risks. The most important factor is the arranging on-site management to ensure sustainable protection-use balance.

Key words: Threat Analysis, Wildlife Development Area, Wildlife, Conservation, Biodiversity, Elekdag, Kastamonu.



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