Göksu Delta to be observed with cameras
MERSİN – Anadolu AgencyThe Göksu Delta, which has been taken under protection as part of the Ramsar Convention, will be observed with cameras in order to prevent illegal hunting and forest fires.
Located in the southern province of Mersin’s Silifke district, the delta is home to 328 of Turkey’s bird species as well as 441 plant species.
Silifke District Gov. Şevket Cinbir said unfortunate events occurred in the delta from time to time.
Authorities have launched a project to effectively protect Göksu Delta, Cinbir said.
“Our projects have been presented to the Environment and Urbanization Ministry’s Directorate General for the Preservation of Natural Heritage. With the camera system … we will be able to intervene against fires more effectively and prevent illegal hunting. Another project is the construction of fire access tracks. This project will be realized this year, too,” he said.
Cinbir said the delta attracted interest thanks to its rich plantations, fertile soil and animals and that it should be protected effectively.