Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017
Since 2011, Istanbul has developed 25 parks in the city which has reached nearly 5000 hectares of land.
According to the Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, the administration has developed its city by planting more trees and the Eco-spaces.
Istanbul has 25 parks with a number of recreational activities like cycling, picnics, trekking, photography, festivities, accommodations, bird watching and swimming.
The greenery of Istanbul is to attract the tourists and the attention to the wildlife. There are nine parks located on the Asian side of Istanbul with an area exceeds up to 3780 hectares.
The total area of the 16 parks are located on the European side is 916 hectares and most of these parks are in the Sarıyer district. The biggest of these 25 parks is Polonezköy with an area of 3,000 hectares. Şamlar Nature Park is second at 335 hectares.
Polonezköy Nature Park, nature park declared as a village of Polonezköy in Istanbul Province has the rich vegetation along with pheasant, partridge and deer proliferation stations.
The park is an abode to animals such as red deer, roe deer, wild boars, jackals, foxes, squirrels, martens, weasels, pheasants, partridges, sparrow hawks, hawk, goshawks, ouzels, goldfinches, woodpigeons, owls, magpies and sparrows. Similar, Şamlar Nature Park is also the home to the foxes, rabbits, squirrels, goshawks, goldfinches and magpies amid its many trees and plants.