Biological diversity and its threats in Turkey
Turan, Salih Levent
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Turkey is defined as "Rich" in terms of living species because of its geographical location, suitable climatic conditions, and its diversity in habitats, wetlands, and land-forms. However, a substantial portion of the country's habitat area and related wildlife components are experiencing significant adverse pressures due to a variety of factors, chief among them: a rapid development period. This study reports on a comprehensive and current assessment of Turkey's extant biological diversity and its manifest threats. The paper includes an investigation into a growing number of emerging threats to the country's biodiversity.