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Reducing the amount of Deforestation through Education

Hakan Ari, Veli Yavuz Arslan, and Cihat Eser


Geographic focus: Turkey / Ankara  

Date completed: 2002

Deforestation is threatens Turkey’s natural landscape. Students from Ankara, Turkey, mapped the composition and extent of forested land as well as the distribution of forestry schools throughout the country. They recommended that the government reduce the price of firewood to discourage illegal collection of wood and that education campaigns promote the importance of woodland conservation.

Topics / keywords: Deforestation; Natural Resources

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