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Camili Biosphere Reserve

   Camili is located in one of the 25 ecological land areas under threat, which are selected by Conservation International, World Bank and Global Environment Fund. It is also a part of the “Karçal Mountains Vital Vegetation Area”, which is one of Turkey’s selected 112 vegetation areas. In addition, it is monitored by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) in the scope of “Forests with a High Priority of Protection Project” in the Caucasian Ecological Region.

   Pure Caucasian queen bee race lives in Camili.  Furthermore, Camili has global importance because it is on one of the most important bird migration routes of the Western Palearctic region. It is also a part of the “East Black Sea Region Mountains Vital Birds Area” (ÖKA) and “Karçal Mountains Vital Birds Area.” The existence of Tetraogallus Caucasicus and Caucasian black grouse (Tetrao Mlokosiewiczi), which are Caucasian endemic species living in alpine grasslands is an indication of a healthy habitat. Some raptors like golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetus), Ruppell's Griffon vulture (Aegypus monachus), and peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) can be seen in the area. These are some of the reasons why Camili was chosen by Birdlife International as one of the 217 areas in the world with a high priority of protection. Recent studies show that the area’s being on one of the most important bird migration routes and harboring temperate zone forest biome species and alpine biome species indicate that it has the potential to be a separate “Vital Birds Area”.

    Efeler and Gorgit nature reserves in Camili Biosphere Reserve are very important protection zones.  There are 6 villages in Camili and 1280 people (300 households) live permanently in these villages. Their main sources of income are agriculture (mainly hazelnut cultivation) and livestock breeding. Recently developing tourism and beekeeping, which gained momentum with rise of the pure Caucasian queen bee, can be added to the list.

    Since the year 2000, “The Biological Diversity and Natural Resources Management Project” has been carried out in Camili Biosphere Reserve, which is the first biosphere reserve in Turkey, by the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs with the support and subsidies of Global Environment Fund (GEF).

Borçka Cemetery (Historical Protected Area)
   This Cemetery was built in 1957 after Captain Ahmet Berk and First Lieutenant Lütfi Dalgakıran reached martyrdom. It also represents the glorious memory of Captain İsmail Bey and his fourteen soldier who fell martyr in 1877-1887 Ottoman-Russians War. This Cemetery is in the centre of Borçka.
Demirciler Village Bridge
   This construction which hasn’t got any inscription was built in probably eighteenth century by former Governor of Constanta “Osman Pasha” who had been born in the same village. The construction is grouped as “with one eye and flat road”. Its length is 33 meters and breadth is 2.8 meters. Bridge eye was determined by two-step pointed aqueduct. The aqueduct was constructed by using smooth cut stone; other parts were constructed with rubble stone. Road is also made by rubble stone. The guard walls are strong. The bridge is currently used in Demirciler Village today. 
Beyazsu Plateau-Yıldızlı Lake
   Beyazsu Plateau is a natural wonder which is located on the hills of Karçal Mountains. The distance from Borçka to Beyazsu Plateau is about 50 km. There are several campsites on the plateau. In the plateau, an accommodation and food centre for 24 persons which was constructed thanks to the sponsorship of TEMA has been serving. Yıldızlı Lake is 2 km away from this plateau and includes natural wonders to go and see.       Transportation is so simple that routine buses from Artvin to Borçka serve in every one hour. Visitors can choose car or bus hiring facilities to get Beyazsu Plateau from Borçka.     
Borçka Dark Lake
The lake came into existence after the landslide of a hill near Klaskur plateau. It attracts attention of the visitors with its rich flora and is a good place for camping. Moreover, it is also  an excursion spot for the local people. The lake is on Borçka-Camili road and 27 km away from the Borçka district.
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