Negative impact of rural settlements on natural resources in the protected areas: Kovada Lake National Park, Turkey

J Environ Biol. 2009 May;30(3):363-72.


In this study negative human impacts on natural resource values of Kovada lake National park (KLNP) have been discussed in accordance with actual data and evaluations obtained from field surveys. The method used in this study is based on questionnaire, interviews and direct observations conducted in rural settlements within the boundary of the national park. According to the results of this study; Kovada Lake and its environs have not been protected from negative human impacts until now. Therefore, within this study, the proposals for the solutions of problems due to protection and utilization in the national park have been developed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation of Natural Resources / methods*
  • Environment*
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Environmental Pollution / analysis
  • Environmental Pollution / prevention & control
  • Observation
  • Rural Population*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Turkey