Author(s): Atakan Pirli1, Bahriye Gülgün2, Afaneh Javadpour3,
  • 1. Ege University, Agriculture Faculty, Landscape Architecture Dept, Izmir, Turkey; ,
  • 2. Department of Landscape Architecture Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University, Bornova, İzmir- Turkey ,
  • 3. M.A. Research of Art, Tehran University of Art ,

Abstract: The Gediz River, which is approximately 401 km long, forms the Gediz Delta with an area of approximately 400 km2 in the region where it flows into the Gulf of Izmir. Gediz Delta is one of Turkey's largest wetland ecosystems. It is also protected by the Ramsar Convention. Gediz Delta, which has both national and international value, is a major water resource and an environment with high biodiversity. In addition, it is a region where agricultural and industrial activities are carried out. This study aims to discuss the biological functions and economic importance of the Gediz Delta and to mention the preservation process and its current use.