Canadian and French investors plan to install 150 MW (75 turbines) Wind energy by the National Park of Kazdağ, Turkey.
Kazdagi (Mount Ida) National Park covers an area of 21.452 hectares. There are more than 10 villages that is dependent on Kazdagi National Park’s resources for their livelihood. There are a lot of small lakes, ponds, about 30 streams, 10 waterfalls, little woods, recreations areas and so many beauty spots. It’s a pure paradise.
Ida Mountain National Park has deep valleys and slopes, streams and rivers. Its famous for its rich diversity of plants and wildlife. 800 plants have been identified by the Turkish scientists so far. 77 of these is only grown in Turkey. 32 out of 77 are endemic plants. The area is the home for wildboers, jackals, mountain deers, wolves, bears,rabbits, lynxes , squirrels and a lot of different birds.
The water supply for the region comes from this area. İf this project goes through it will have a great negative impact on the whole region. The village people and NGO’s are against the project which will cover 13 836 hektar of this wonderful area.
The project which is called Duygu RES and includes Canadian Pension fund and EDF energy as ahreholders.