Human impacts on ecological heritage - Mediterranean monk seal in the Cilician Basin


Yediler A., Gucu A. C.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.6, ss.1-8, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Dergi Adı: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-8

Özet

As a direct consequence of the human impacts on the Mediterranean, inhabiting populations of certain species, like Mediterranean Monk Seal Monachus monachus (Hermann, 1779), have suffered from a dramatic decline. The Cilician Basin is one of the last regions of the Mediterranean, where a small monk seal population still regularly reproductive, is present. In this study, ill possible factors which may adversely affect the population, have been evaluated and immediate protection measures specifically adressed to the region are suggested.