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Fatih Çeşmesi Nature Park

Fatih Çeşmesi Nature Park
Fatih Çeşmesi Tabiat Parkı
Map showing the location of Fatih Çeşmesi Nature Park
Map showing the location of Fatih Çeşmesi Nature Park
Fatih Çeşmesi NP
Location of the nature park in Istanbul, Turkey.
LocationEyüp, Istanbul Province, Turkey
Coordinates41°10′08″N 28°56′42″E / 41.16889°N 28.94500°E / 41.16889; 28.94500
Area29.5 ha (73 acres)
Established2011
Governing bodyDirectorate-General of Nature Protection and National Parks
Ministry of Environment and Forest

Fatih Çeşmesi Nature Park (Turkish: Fatih Çeşmesi Tabiat Parkı) is a nature park located in Eyüp district of Istanbul Province, Turkey.[1]

Fatih Çeşmesi Nature Park is situated inside the Belgrad Forest in Eyüp. It is about 6 km (3.7 mi) in distance west of Bahçeköy and east of Kemerburgaz.[2] The area was declared a nature park by the Ministry of Environment and Forest in 2011, and is one of the nine nature parks inside the Belgrad Forest. The protected area is named, literally "Fountain of the Conqueror", in honor of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror (reigned 1444–1446 and 1451–1481). It covers an area of about 29.5 ha (73 acres).[1][2]

Ecosystem

The nature park has rich flora and fauna.[1]

Flora

Vegetation found in the nature park are hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa), sessile oak (Quercus petraea), Kasnak oak (Quercus vulcanica), nak Turkey oak (Quercus cerris), common ivy (Hedera helix), butcher's-broom (Ruscus aculeatus), blackberry (Rubus), (Smilax excelsa), cherry laurel (Laurocerasus officinalis), Chinese photinia (Photinia serratifolia), Syrian juniper (Juniperus drupacea) and catnip (Nepeta Cataria).[1]

Fauna

Nearly 100 bird species and numerous mammals are observed in the Belgrad Forest. Some of the bird species are hawk, woodpecker, European goldfinch, magpie and passer. Among the mammals are deer, roe deer, wild boar and fox, and the reptile tortoise.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Fatih Çeşmesi Tabiat Parkı" (in Turkish). İstanbul Tabiat Parkları. Archived from the original on 2016-04-18. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  2. ^ a b "Tabiat Parkları - Fatih Çeşmesi Tabiat Parkı" (in Turkish). Orman ve Su İşleri Bakanlığı-1. Bölge Müdürlüğü-İstanbul Şube Müdürlüğü. Retrieved 2017-05-05.[permanent dead link]


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