THE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS ON THE OVERVIEW OF HAIR GOAT BREEDINGS TO SUSTAINABLE FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
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Goat breedings in Turkey is a traditional profession dating back centuries which is carried out in and around forests of rural regions. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors with an impact on sustainable natural resource management based on the opinions of goat breeders and to put forth the contributions that may be provided to establish a sustainable management. The study will contribute to establishing a sustainable goat breeding system in Turkey as well as the management of sustainable forest resources. In this scope, the study was carried out in two different areas in the Mediterranean region of Turkey where goat breeding is widespread. The opinions of goat breeders on demographics, socioeconomic, hair goat breeding and sustainable forest resources management were acquired via survey method and used as the primary data of the study. Descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage and crosstab values along with Mann-Whitney U Test, Chi-Square Test of Independence and Multivariate Linear Regression Analysis were used as the method. It was determined based on the study results that grazing in forest area is the most important problem for goat breeders and various other problems were also observed related to cooperation with the forest administration. It was observed that goat breeding is carried out via traditional methods by families that are above middle age. The findings indicate that the number of goat breeders decrease as a result of increasing age due to interventions for preventing damages given to trees in the forest by goats during grazing, decrease in the education level and the duration of experience in this profession.
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