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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.

Wildfire science enters the Spanish Congress

In 2019, the church of Notre Dame burnt down. Citizens of Hong Kong took the streets to protest for a better democracy. Students protested...
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Forest fires and restoration of burnt areas in Spain

A new scientific report on forest fires explores the topics of prevention, extinction, and post-fire management in Spain. The report examines the causes of...

Protecting your home from forest fires at zero cost: saving forests and money

When a house, a garden, or private land burns down, it is not just property that burns. What goes away are the daily lives...
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Call for scientific sessions for the Fire in the Earth System Congress 2024!

After the successful meetings in Valencia and Granada, the Third Fire in the Earth System Congress (fEs2024) will be held in Cáceres (Spain) with...

10 scientific recommendations for keeping forests alive

Faced with persistent droughts, heatwaves, erosion due to torrential rain, nutrient loss, infestations and major fires, Catalonia’s forests are alarmingly vulnerable at present. Meanwhile,...

Restoring the resilience of Mediterranean landscapes to wildfires

The 2709 fires recorded by EFFIS (European Forest Fire Information System) in 2022 in Europe and the Mediterranean are more than three times the...

Local community participation and volunteerism in wildfire area management: a systematic review

The study contributes to the development of the perception of what kind of fire management approach can be developed by considering the socio-economic structures...

FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge: making a difference in wildfire resilience

The FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge (OIC) is an international open call seeking innovative wildfire risk management solutions for a number of important challenges faced...

Landscape Fire Governance Framework: addressing complexity and uncertainty

Landscape fires are increasingly becoming a global problem, with over 300 million hectares burned annually. These fires are assuming increasingly extreme characteristics and causing...

FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge info session

In recent years, Europe has experienced a significant increase in the frequency and intensity of wildfires. These extreme wildfires have resulted in devastating consequences,...

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Wildfire risk planning and prevention: innovations in the Mediterranean and beyond

Wildfires, a natural part of ecosystems, pose significant environmental and socio-economic risks due to climate change and their destructive impact on local populations. Traditionally,...

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