The Protection and Development of Natural Life
Antalya is generously blessed with unparalleled natural beauty and preserving its natural assets and wildlife for future generations is among the most important environmental concerns which need to be tackled. It is clear that a national policy must be implemented to achieve this main aim by developing sustainable conservation and breeding projects.
This is also the main reason why so many National Parks, Nature Parks, Nature Reserve Areas and Wildlife Reserve Areas have been established around the Gulf of Antalya and its natural extension, the Lakes Region.
However, there is still the threat of a decrease in numbers of wildlife on land and sea. The conservation efforts to protect the nesting grounds of the loggerhead sea turtles (caretta caretta) have borne fruit. In this regard Turkey has gained worldwide respect for its efforts.