The Çoruh valley lies within the Caucasus ecological zone, which is considered by the World Wild Fund for Nature and by Conservation International as a biodiversity hotspot.

The Çoruh Valley is recognised by Turkish conservation organisations as an important plant area, an important bird area, a key biodiversity area and has been nominated as a high priority area for protection. This valley is rich in plants and contains 104 nationally threatened plant species of which 67 are endemic to Turkey.

The Çoruh Basin will enchant nature lovers with its rare and endemic plant species and being on the main migratory route of raptors is a paradise for birdwatchers.



Çoruh River

Çoruh River rises in the Mescit Mountains in north-eastern Turkey, flows through the cities of Bayburt, Ispir, Yusufeli, and Artvin, along the Kelkit..


Nature Life




The Çoruh Valley
is an undiscovered treasure trove full of surprises for lovers of art, sports and nature.


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