The Biodiversity video won the first prize, as you can see here!
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
The Biodiversity video won the first prize, as you can see here!
Monday, 6 June 2011
Friday, 3 June 2011
Recent Projects related to “BEYKOZ DOGA COLLEGE FOREST”
Recently, some camels, ostriches were brought to provide students and people seeing unique species in Beykoz Doga College Forest. Many new tree species were planted. Some huts and animal houses were built. The stream in the middle of the forest was cleaned by the students and the teachers.
The next project of BEYKOZ DOGA COLLEGE FOREST will be held about enlarging the forest and planting more trees and feeding the animals.
P.S. I'd like to present my thanks to all the partners for their participation in this project, IYF.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
On a less known version, Queen Isabel, to whom her husband D. Dinis had given this lands, is presented as the main responsible for its soaring, as soon as she knew of a special pine specie that could easily grow on sandy soil.
However, it is to King Dinis, the Farmer (1261-1325) that is given the responsibility of this area’s sowing, development and arrangement. Therefore, this enormous area of forest is still known as the King’s Pine Forest.
Someone named it as the “Greatest Portuguese Monument” due to its important role in local and national development, across the years.
Since the beginning this pine forest had the important function to hold sand and salt that invaded fertile lands on interior, allowing, this way, farming. In the first early centuries of nationality the forest offered wood for ship building that would be used for development of fishing, for maritime trade and later on maritime expansion. During the Philippine period (1580-1640) the forest’s limits were defined.
In the eighteen century new regulations were created in order to increase the development, effective good use and defense of Leiria’s wood. As consequence raw materials were supplied to the famous glass factory of Marinha Grande (near city), founded by William Stephens.
In 1867 a study of Bernardino Barros Gomes divided the forest into rectangles in order to achieve a better management of it.
In 1980 another study allowed to calculate the total area of the Forest – more than 11000 hectares.
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Sunday, 8 May 2011
The forest species that can be found most often at the upper limit of the forest is the Picea Abies. There are situations when the superior limit of the forest is made up of other species as well: the Fagus sylvatica (in the south and south-west), the Sorbus aucuparia, the Betula pendula, and the Pinus cembra (in the east). In most cases, however, the height of limiting trees in
The forests’ upper limit is, mostly, artificially lowered due to the anthropic pressure in the transition area between the forest belt and the sub-alpine belt. Here, deforestation activities aiming at the expansion of grazing fields and obtaining wood, conducted mainly throughout the past century, have had a main effect in the destruction of savins and spruce open woods, and in the deforestation of large areas covered in forests. Since spruce forests make up the upper-most belt in Rodnei Mountains, and softwood timber is the main matter destined for the internal and external market, or used in the reinforcing of mining galleries, it is easy to understandthe downwards expansion of terrains occupied by sub-alpine and alpine grazing fields following deforestation.
The natural limit is usually found where the terrain is not easily accessible, especially on the northern slope of
Friday, 6 May 2011
Sığla tree comes up rarely in Muğla and Its enviroment.and Also you can meet Sığla forests in Rodos and China too.
Why is the Sığla oil used in parfume?
Sığla oil has a different smell and at first It is used for its natural aromatic smell.the second reason maybe It is the most important one is the oil is used in pefumes to fix the smell of the perfumes and avoid the disapper of the perfume in short time.It is like a fixer.In this way It is possible to have a perfume which smells for days and weeks.
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Environmental and economic benefits, systematic application of sustainable waste management in education buildings also make a positive contribution to the education of future generations. This study examines schools in Istanbul, which are part of the Eco-Schools International Programme. And DOGA COLLEGE is one of the strong members of this programme. This programme was established in 1994 with European Union support and it aims to introduce environmental management systems into primary schools within the scope of ISO 14001/EMAS. A questionnaire study was administered on the theme of litter management and sustainable waste management within elementary schools located in the Asian and European parts of Istanbul city, and the findings of a field survey were examined. Questionnaire findings were gathered under five themes: litter management, composting of organic waste, re-use of school materials, reducing consumption–selection of recycled products, waste management and sorting of recyclable materials.
Alow average of just over 1 sq metre of forest reserve is put aside per person; conservationists say the average in Europe is about 40 sq metres per person.
Air-pollution in the city is a big problem. Though clean-burning Russian natural gas has replaced dirty lignite as the preferred winter heating fuel, air pollution is stil significant, largely due to the ever-inreasing number of cars jamming city roads.
The major environmental threat to the city is pollution od its wasterways. Increased oil exports from Caspian Sea region to Russia and Georgian ports and across the Black Sea has led to increased oil-tanker traffic through the narrow and winding Turkish Straits, which comprise the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
It has been long time that I couldnt uplaad anything,I had problems with the blog,We solved the problem and I can enter the blog now..My students prepared the photos and info about the last activities..We will upload next week ,but before that I would like to share some spring photos with you..Here is the spring time...These are my favourite trees in Dalaman..They are so different and next week we will give much more information about them..
Saturday, 2 April 2011
- Reach in wood Mazowsze Forest has been well known and valued for a long time. Pines were cut down and floated by Vistula river to Gdańsk.
- Considering its proximity to Warsaw, the Kampinos Forest was an area of frequent military activities. There are mementoes of these times such as "Sosna Powstańców 1863 roku" (Pine of Insurgents of 1863) or a cemetery of Nazi execution victims in Palmiry.
- Every year in Brochów there is a recreation of Battle of the Bzura, the biggest battle of the September 1939 Campaign, which was fought by Polish armies Poznań and Pomorze against German 8th and 10th Army of South Group.
- Modlin Stronghold;
- Romanesque monastery in Czerwińsk by Vistula river;
- 73,000 people live within the boundaries of the biosphere reserve, mainly in villages. Agriculture and tourism are the main economic activities in the area.
- The Kampinos Forest almost reaches Warsaw so it’s very popular destination for weekends breaks and holidays. A very important thing is that the Park produces a lot of clean, fresh air for the capital city.
- Kampinos is popular among hikers and cyclists from the capital, who take advantage of its 300km of marked walking and cycling trails. The eastern part of the park, closer to the city, is more favoured by walkers as it’s accessible by public transport; the western part is less visited.
- More than 360 kilometres of hiking trails were marked in Kampinos National Park. The main trail has a length of more than 50 kilometres. Bicycle tourism is difficult because of the sandy ground. Therefore, 140-kilometre Kampinos Bicycle Route is led on the outside part of the Park.
- Sandy Kampinos routes ensure great conditions for cross-country running and nordic walking, and in winter for cross-country skiing.
- One can also rent a horse and ride on trails whose total length is around 360 kilometers.