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The Evaluation of Protection Studies of Natural Site Fields in Diyarbakir, Turkey

Meltem Erbas, F. Demet Aykal and Berivan OZBUDAK Akca
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Meltem Erbas: Res. Assist. Dicle University Architecture Faculty, Diyarbakir, Turkey
F. Demet Aykal: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dicle University Architecture Faculty, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Berivan OZBUDAK Akca: Dr. Dicle University Architecture Faculty, Diyarbakir, Turkey

Journal of Asian Scientific Research, 2018, vol. 8, issue 7, 247-257

Abstract: This study is to establish a guide for evaluating the current status of natural sites and determining the categories of existing and proposed Natural Sites according to their scientific bases in terms of their visual landscape resource values. "Visual Welding Method" was used in order to reveal the qualities of the natural preservation sites in Diyarbakır province in terms of visual landscape resource values. This method is done by visual landscape analysis. Firstly the study areas were examined and photographed. According to the "biophysical scoring" method used according to these examinations and photographs, the evaluation of the visual elements or units that have high visual value designated in the field is made. In this scope a source observation form was created. In this classification Biophysical properties taken into account and the grade points were given according to these properties. As a result of evaluations; The Ambar Valley, Hilar Ruins and Rocks, Ergani Plane Trees and Green Areas, ?ermik Thermal Spring and its surroundings and Naked Mountain have been exposed to anthropological stress and have been affected by many corruption. On the other hand, Hassuni Caves, Gelincik Mountain, Sinek Creek Waterfall and Mount Chios remained with their natural landscaping value because there were not many such interventions. In terms of visual landscape quality evaluations, it is possible to say that the weaknesses and threats mentioned in the natural sites in Diyarbakır are actually problems that can be encountered in all natural sites in Turkey. As a result of the study, in specific and general movements on these issues, legal and managerial planning, design and implementation of natural sites in Diyarbakır and Turkey have been suggested.

Keywords: Natural sites; Conservation; Visual landscape quality Assessment; Diyarbakir; Natural Heritage (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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