Technical and applied trainings in Adana and Antalya on Integrated Forest Management

gefdenemealanıTechnical and applied trainings on carbon focused silvicultural activities, forest fire fighting, pest control and forest management activities were organized in Adana on 8-12 February 2016 and in Antalya on 22-26 February 2016.

These trainings were held under the “Integrated approach to management of forests in Turkey, with demonstration in high conservation value forests in the Mediterranean region” project.

Participants were from central and provincial staff of General Directorate of Forestry (GDF) (project staff of 5 pilot project districts, 5 regional directorates, research institutes and related departments), national project consultants and UNDP staff. There were some 110 participants for the two training programs.

The objective of the training programs was to ensure the technical and applied training of the participants on carbon focused silvicultural activities, pest control, forest fire fighting and integration of the project activities into forest management plans. In the first two days of the training programs, technical presentations were presented by the project consultants regarding the above mentioned technical subjects.

Third and fourth days of the training programs, applied trainings were given in Pos and Gazipaşa, pilot areas. In addition, during the field trips, implementations conducted in the already determined sample plots were discussed and forthcoming activities were decided and finalized.