Cerali soil sealing - Click to animate
The image sequence shows the development of built-up areas in the Antalya region between 1980 and 2010. Satellite data are an excellent information basis to monitor changes on the Earth surface induced by human activities. In the present case a significant growth of urban areas, intensification of agriculture and tourism was detected. However, the Turkish authorities have managed to keep Cerali beach, a known nesting site for sea-turtles, mostly free from large scale developments.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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