Turkish delegation visited Spain to see sustainable forest practicesMar 1, 2014
Turkish delegation paid a study visit to learn about sustainable forest management practices in Spain.
New Horizons - A study trip was organized to Spain within the context of the project on “Enhancing Implementation Capacity of General Directorate of Forestry for Sustainable Forest Management in the Context of Water Use of Forests in Turkey”.
The purpose of the trip was to see how organizational, economic, legislative, political and social perspectives are important for efficient management of water and forest in Spain.
Moreover, it was aimed to share General Directorate of Forestry and UNDP Turkey’s role and plans for sustainable forest management in Turkey; and explore new cooperation opportunities at ministerial level with relevant institutions in Spain in the field of sustainable forest management.
During the trip, which was organized between 13 and 17 January 2014, Turkish delegation visited Mediterranean Regional Office of the European Forest Institute (EFIMED) and Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia, and got information about forestry practices in Spain.
Josep Maria Pelegrí, Catalonian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food, and the Environment was welcomed the delegation in Sort and expressed his happiness to see Turkish foresters in Spain.
The delegation completed the trip with a field trip to two locations; to a pine forest in high rainfall area of Port Ainé, with high slopes and elevations; and to a mixed forest (oak & pine) in medium rainfall area of Gerri de la Sal to see different hydrologic works and forestations.
"Enhancing Implementation Capacity of General Directorate of Forestry for Sustainable Forest Management in the Context of Water Use of Forests in Turkey" is implemented by UNDP Turkey in cooperation with Ministry of Forestry and Water Works, General Directorate of Forestry and is supported by the British Embassy.