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Published: 10 April 2017
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The conference program entitled ‘Balance of Land Degradation’ organized by the Faculty of Forestry was held on March 27, 2017 at the Kastamonu University, Ahmet Yesevi Conference Hall. The President of Kastamonu University Prof. Dr. Seyit Aydın, Mr. Kerem Süleyman Yüksel (Assistant District Governor of Taşköprü), Mr. Eşref Can (Deputy Mayor of Kastamonu), Mr. Hanifi Avcı (Director of Combating Desertification), Prof. Dr. Ömer KÜÇÜK (Dean of Faculty of Forestry), Mr. M. Mustafa Gözükara (Deputy General Director of Combating Desertification and Erosion), Mr. Yaşar Çakıroğlu (Head of Erosion Control Department in General Director of Combating Desertification), academic and adminstrative staffs of the university and students attended to the conference.

Mr. Hanifi Avcı stated that when it comes to desertification, people mostly think of only sand dunes. However, he says that desertifacation is not only sand dunes, it is also a type of land and ecosystem degradation. He suggested that it should be carried out more scientific research and improved new projects to prevent the desertification.