A tale of four seasons: Küre Mountains

01 Nov 2010

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National Geographic Turkey featured a spread on Küre Mountains National Park in its October 2010 issue.

New Horizons - Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System Project Deputy Manager Yıldıray Lise describes protection and sustainable development efforts and the contribution of locals to such efforts in an article titled “A tale of four seasons: Küre Mountains”.

National Geographic Turkey featured a spread on Küre Mountains National Park in its October 2010 issue. “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System” Project Deputy Manager Yıldıray Lise describes protection and sustainable development efforts and the contribution of locals to such efforts in an article titled “A tale of four seasons: Küre Mountains”. Accompanied by Aykut İnce and Selmet Güler’s photos, Lise tells the story of natural beauties, rich biological diversity, historical, cultural and landscape assets, geological traits, the lives of villagers in surrounding areas, regional best practices, project activities and regional characteristics. His take on the Küre Mountains being declared a national park “On the 11th day of August 1999, the moon got jealous of the sun, with whom it once blessed this breathtaking geography and took over. The sky became dark at midday and with a glorious ceremony, 370 square kilometers of the Küre Mountains was soon to be declared a national park. Everyone who watched this moment realized that the decision to protect the area was a gift from Turkey to the world.

Efforts carried out to better protect and manage the area surrounding the park and best practices such as ecotorism and the sustainable use of resources is emphasized throughout the article published by National Geopgraphic Turkey.

For a summary of the article and photos of Küre Mountains National Park which have also been covered extensively on National Geographic Turkey website, please click here or visit the photogallery on the NTVMSNBC news site