for sustainable landscape management
the filyos river delta, Turkey
Cengiz* and C. Cengiz
Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Forestry, Bartın University,
Bartın-74200 , Turkey
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Filyos River Delta,
Paper received : 15.07.2016
Revised received : 25.06.2017
Accepted : 28.06.2017
Aim: Filyos is the
largest river basin in the Western Black Sea Region in Turkey. Filyos River
Delta (FRD), is an important marshy ecosystem area that includes different
habitats such as small lakes, sand dunes, reed beds etc. in the north of
Çaycuma county in Zonguldak province. On the other hand, the Filyos Valley
Project” is expected to become one of the most important public investment
projects designed to ensure regional development since early 1990s. In this
study, environmental strains on Filyos River Delta and near coastal areas
were identified. Landscape management strategies were developed for
sustainability of the Filyos River Delta.
related to natural and cultural landscape features of Filyos River Delta were
obtained through the analysis of report, previous studies and fieldwork.
Landscape features of Filyos River Delta were evaluated for balanced land use
River Delta has important natural, cultural and historical background that
faces serious environmental problems such as flood risk, unorganized
industrialization, overwhelmed agricultural activities, loss of biodiversity,
sand and gravel mining on the river bed. More significantly, constant
increasing environmental impacts are likely to be permanent and to damage the
health, safety and welfare of public before completion of the project which
was originally envisioned to improve the infrastructure of the Filyos Valley
and enhance the quality of life for its residents.
use and development alternatives that could protect the natural and cultural
resources and provide sustainable growth and development were presented.
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