Küre Mountains NP recieved certification
During the “Importance of Forest Ecosystems in Conservation: Küre Mountains National Park Symposium” in Ankara, Küre Mountains National Park has officially received the PAN Parks certification yesterday.
canyon in Küre Mountains National Park
The seminar was attended by over 100 people including the Turkish Minister of Forest and Water and several members of the Turkish parliament.
UNDP Turkey and WWF Turkey started the process of Küre Mountains National Park’s certification, which took 8 years from the first planning. This was a significant output of the “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey” project. Now, the national park became the 13th PAN Park in Europe, and the first one in Turkey.
Zoltan Kun, director of PAN Parks presented the core purpose of PAN Parks Foundation, the Million Project and the challenges and opportunities ahead of Küre Mountains after the certification. His presentation is available here.
There are three main challenges ahead of the park administration, which are:
- to improve tourism infrastructure to allow sustainable tourism in KMNP,
- to improve interpretation in various languages in order to develop tourism beyond domestic visitors, and
- to provide trainings for the rangers working in the national park area.
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