Wildfires

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.

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...

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

Last year, wildfires raged across Europe, sweeping through landscapes to leave a trail of environmental devastation, loss of human lives, and economic...

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...

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