EVALUATİON OF LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AND TOURİSM AND RECREATİON POTENTİAL OF GÜMÜŞHANE TOMARA WATERFALL NATURE PARK


Şatıroğlu E., Bekiryazıcı F., Yılmaz N.

IV-International Rural Areas and Ecology Congress Within The Framework of Sustainable Development, Girne, Cyprus (Kktc), 5 - 06 October 2023, pp.80

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Doi Number: 10.5281/zenodo.10041278
  • City: Girne
  • Country: Cyprus (Kktc)
  • Page Numbers: pp.80
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Wetlands are ecosystems that hold great importance not only in ensuring ecological balance and preserving biological diversity but also in contributing significantly to the local and national economy. Considering the fact that major crises and conflicts in the 21st century will focus on water resources and wetlands, their significance becomes even more apparent. As the impacts of climate change on both humans and wildlife increase, the ability of wetlands to adapt to rapidly changing conditions emerges as an indispensable element. Studies indicate that the absolute preservation of wetlands for the future, conveying them to future generations in the healthiest way possible, and taking responsibility for this significant heritage are among our most crucial responsibilities. In this study, the Tomara Waterfall Nature Park, located within the boundaries of the Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks in the 12th Region, was chosen as the study area. In this context, literature research related to the study area was conducted, and subsequently, through a survey with users and assessments regarding the area's usage, recommendations were made to enhance the current usage towards a more qualitative state, prioritizing the preservation of the area's natural and ecological assets and increasing its usage potential.