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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.

10 articles to deepen your knowledge on the social and economic dimensions of wildfires...

In preparation for our upcoming conference, “Resilient landscapes to face catastrophic forest fires: global insights towards a new paradigm”, we have selected...

Facing forest fires: 10 articles to deepen your knowledge on the social and economic...

There is no shortage of literature on forest fires. A simple search in Scopus yields well over 29,000 results – and steadily rising....

Resilient landscapes to face catastrophic forest fires: Meet the Event Speakers!

“Resilient landscapes to face catastrophic forest fires: global insights towards a new paradigm,” a two-day, high-level international conference on 14-15 October 2019 in Madrid, will...

Extreme wildfire events: Addressing challenges across Europe

As the global threat of extreme fire events intensifies in the face of climate change, scientists and practitioners across Europe are calling...

Resilient landscapes to face catastrophic forest fires: global insights towards a new paradigm

With the increasing threat and occurrence of catastrophic fire events around the globe, the need for new strategies for wildfire prevention and...

When ashes stain forest rivers: post-fire effects on soil and water ecosystems

Uncontrolled, extreme forest fires can have a devastating impact on the ecosystems where they occur: one of the most visible of these...
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WWF Spain releases report on ‘superfires’ in the Mediterranean

Last month, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Spain released a new report on the risk of extreme fire events in the Mediterranean region....

International conference on forest fires: save the date!

Save the date for an exciting event this autumn. “Resilient landscapes to face catastrophic forest fires: global insights towards a new paradigm”...

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

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

Bioeconomy as a long-term model for fighting forest fires

Hundreds of firefighters are fighting forest fires in southern Catalonia, Spain, as temperatures rose to 40 degrees Celsius and above across Europe....

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State of Mediterranean Forests 2018 now available in French

The "State of the Mediterranean Forests 2018" is a report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that analyses the...

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