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One of the most salient threats to Mediterranean forest areas – and one that is greatly exacerbated by climate change – is the increasing risk of wildfires to forest ecosystems. Early detection and firefighting efforts, and above all, forest management and prevention, are key to mitigating fire risk for forests and the people who rely on them.

COOPEREM: Management of transborder emergencies

COOPEREM creates cross-border fire prevention zones between France and Catalonia region in Spain. To achieve this, the project develops a joint policy...

Fire resilient territories required to tackle extreme wildfire crisis

A clear message emerged at a recent international seminar on wildfire management: extreme wildfire events cannot be addressed through suppression-centered approaches and a new...

Extreme wildfire events: Addressing governance and management challenges across Europe

Lisbon, Portugal, 29 May 2019. Last year, wildfires raged across Europe, sweeping through landscapes to leave a trail of...

ForestWISE Collaborative Laboratory vacancies for senior researchers and project managers

ForestWISE aims to develop research, innovation and transfer of technology activities in order to enhance the competitiveness of the Portuguese forest industry...
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Global fire challenges in a warming world

Wildfires have played a critical role in shaping our environment. Iconic tree species, such as the giant sequoia, even depend on fire...

Annual FIRE-IN Dissemination Workshop

15 May 2019, Barcelona, Spain. The Pau Costa Foundation organises the second annual Dissemination Workshop of the Fire and...

Sixth International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference

29 April – 3 May 2019, Marseille, France; Albuquerque, USA; and Sydney, Australia. The 6th International Fire Behavior and...

Climate Change and Forest Fires in Europe

20 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium. With a clear trend towards longer fire seasons and a projected increase in fire...

Changing the conversation about forest fires through social innovation

In 1986, fires raged rampant on Montserrat Mountain. As over 70,000 hectares of forest land burned throughout Catalonia, the wildfires drew dangerously...

Sparking firesmart policies in the EU

As the incidence and intensity of forest fires in southern Europe increases, policies that used to be effective in support of fire...

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Retro-innovation working for wildfire prevention: Shepherds’ contracts to reduce biomass and...

Innovative contracts are providing extra income and social recognition for shepherds working to reduce forest fire risk. These indicator-based contracts, as well...

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