Within the scope of the "Adaptation of
Mediterranean Forests to Climate Change" carried out in a cooperation
with the General Directorate of Forestry and WWF-Turkey (World Wildlife
Fund), the proposals for the adaptation to climate change have been
developed and integrated in Konya Regional District (RD) forest
management plans. It has been targeted to test innovative practices for
restoration of arid and semi-arid areas, studies on soil conservation,
increasing the resistance of ecosystem by using nature-friendly forestry
It was deemed by the authorities that performing the
adaptation measures reflected in forestry plans and other applications
to be determined with projects partners in trial fields in the region
and the contribution of Forestry Research Institutes to follow them up.
this regard, our Institute Directorate and WWF-Turkey Bureau
authorities have started to work on carrying out new projects. The 2nd
meeting that our Institute Director, Dr. Tuncay PORSUK, and Selin
DEVRANOGLU from WWF-Turkey and technical personnel of our Institute
attended was held on March 2, 2017 Thursday at the Institute's meeting room.
the meeting, ideas-exchange was done on the prospective projects on the
adaptation of the forests within Konya RD territories to climate
change. The meeting was completed following the decision on the new meeting to be held in March, 2017 and then a field tour.