9.4- Protected Coastal Zones

It’s a response indicator. Coastal zones are more impacted by human activities and climate change. Goal of the protection policy is to mitigate the impact and protect biological diversity.

The total coastal length of Turkey is 8592 km (excluding islands) and 1865 km (22%) of it is under protection, as of 2016 [45].

 

TABLE 26- LENGTH OF PROTECTED COASTAL ZONES IN TURKEY

YEARS

2002

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Length of Protected Coastal Zones in Turkey (km)

1775

1853

1855,3

1855,3

1860

1865

Rate of Length of Protected Coastal Zones to Total Length of Coastal Zones (%)

20

22

22

22

22

22

Source: Status Report on Nature Conservation (2015-2016), Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, http://www.milliparklar.gov.tr/kitap/175/?sflang=tr