As a result of the re-evaluation of the conservation status of the Cunda Island Natural Site, which is located within the borders of Ayvalık district of Balıkesir province of Turkey, it has been decided to register and declare it as a “definitive sensitive area to be protected”.
Cunda Island, which is described as the capital of gourmet tourism as well as Ayvalık’s historical and natural beauties, has been declared a sensitive area to be protected with the Presidential Decree.
In the decree published in the Official Gazette with the signature of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, “As a result of the re-evaluation of the conservation status of the Cunda Island Natural Site, which is located within the borders of Ayvalık district of Balikesir province, it has been registered and announced as a sensitive area to be protected, whose borders and coordinates are shown in the list with the attached sketch. It was decided in accordance with Article 109 of the Presidential Decree No.
Making statements on the subject, Ayvalık Mayor Mesut Ergin emphasized that the inclusion of Ayvalık in a protection shield with its natural sites is extremely important for the preservation of historical and cultural values in the region.