Nature Reserves in Turkey

Discover Turkey and nature conservation areas

Nature Conservation Areas

There are 31 official nature reserves in Turkey, and most of these nature conservation areas are smaller in area than the national parks. This situation allows for their enclosure and leads to more effective protection.

Protection and Biodiversity

In addition to national parks, Turkey has 31 areas that have been specifically preserved in order to protect endangered species of flora and fauna, and some are used for scientific research and educational studies.

All the nature conservation areas in Turkey have been designated according to various biological characteristics. The main goal of these areas is to protect or restore certain species or habitats that are important on an international, national or regional level. Regular interventions may be required to assure protection. Other goals include fostering public education and appreciation for species protection and to provide regular interactions with nature for urban residents.

Nature Reserves

Alacadag Nature Reserve, Akdogan and Ruzgarlar Ebe Pine Forest Nature Reserve, Akgol Nature Reserve, Beykoz Goknarlik Nature Reserve, Camili Efeler Forest Nature Reserve, Camili Gorgit Nature Reserve, Camburnu Nature Reserve, Ciglikara Nature Reserve, Citdere Nature Reserve, Dandindere Nature Reserve, Demircionu Nature Reserve, Dibek Nature Reserve, Domanic Kasalic Nature Reserve, Habibi Neccar Mountain Nature Reserve, Haciosman Forest Nature Reserve, Kale Bolu Hazelnut Nature Reserve, Kartal Lake Nature Reserve, Kasatura Gulf Nature Reserve, Kasnak Oak Forest Nature Reserve, Kavakli Nature Reserve, Kazdagi Koknari Nature Reserve, Korcoban Nature Reserve, Kokez Nature Reserve, Orumcek Forest Nature Reserve, Sarikum Nature Reserve, Seyfe Lake Nature Reserve, Sirtlandagi Halep Pine Forest Nature Reserve, Sutculer Sigla Forest Nature Reserve, Tekkoz Kengerliduz Nature Reserve, Vakif Pine Grove Nature Reserve, Yumurtalik Lagoon Nature Reserve.

3 Picturesque Nature Reserves

Camili Efeler Forest: Camili Efeler Forest is the most untouched forest ecosystem in Turkey and Europe.

Yumurtalik Lagoon: Yumurtalik Lagoon covers lakes, lagoons and wide collection of plant and animal species.

Kazdagi Koknari: Fir tree is a tree with leaves shaped like needles that do not fall off in winter. Kazdagi covers the fir trees endemic to Turkey.

Nature Conservation Areas
Gorgit Highland, Borcka, Artvin