EACH OF US GIVES A BOWL OF FOOD TO THE STREET ANIMALS IN OUR VICINITIES BUT HOW WILL THE WILD ANIMALS LIVING IN THE FOREST BE FED?
Now it’s wintertime and in this season it is quite difficult for the wild animals to find some food. But fortunately there are those who care about these animals. Ministry of Water Affairs and Forestry prepared “Wild Fruit Species Action Plan”. According to this plan, the forests consisting of fruit-bearing trees will be created so that wild animals can find food in an easy way.
In the food chain of wild animals and birds, wild fruit trees in the forests hold a very important place. However, in recent years these tree species have come to a reduction. Ministry of Water Affairs and Forestry, by increasing wild fruit tree species in the forests will not only protect biodiversity but provide support for the presence of wildlife as well.
38 million 610 thousand fruiting species will be planted
The fall in the presence of wild fruits in natural environments such as forests causes a reduction directly in the presence of wild animals. This case – while preparing the decline in biodiversity – makes degradation in ecosystem accordingly. In this context, with the action plan whose primary goal is to support wildlife, in five-year-time 38 million 610 thousand species of wild fruit trees will have joined to the soil. Also within the scope of the action plan that will be implemented in 2014-2018, wild fruit species will be planted in appropriate places of degraded forest areas which had been rehabilitated before, erosion control areas and reforestation fields.
Animals will no more come down to the village for the pursuit of finding food.
Today, wild animals unable to find food in their own habitat such as bears, pigs can both endanger themselves and cause damage to the villagers by reaching villages and agricultural areas. With the proliferation of wild fruit species in forested areas, it will contribute to prevent this situation that citizens intensively complain about. On the other hand, this species of wild fruit will also create sources of nectar and pollen for bees.