Environmental Indicators
Environmental Indicators
9.9- Functional Forestry

Today, forests are planned with ecosystem-based functional planning approach on multi-beneficial basis. According to the data of this plan, 50% of the forests has economical, 42% has ecological and 8% has social and cultural functions.

 

TABLE 25- DISTRIBUTION OF THE FORESTS DUE TO PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

MAIN FUNCTIONS

FORESTED AREA (hectare)

% rate

Productive

Degraded

TOTAL

1– Economic Function

7,411,790

3,831,304

11,243,094

50

2– Ecologic Function

4,192,532

5,095,315

9,287,847

42

3– Social and Cultural Function

1,099,826

712,168

1,811,994

8

TOTAL

12,704,148

9,638,787

22,342,935

100

Source: Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Forestry, Turkey Forest Assets-2015.