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.

MEFISTO Mediterranean forest fire fighting training standardisation

14 December 2018, Tuscany, Italy. After 18 months of work, and just six months to finish, the MEFISTO project begins preparations for its final conference...
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Root causes of forest fires must be urgently addressed

Each summer we hear terrible news about forest fires from world fire prone areas, a trend that has continued this year with the tragic...

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The state of the world’s urban ecosystems: What can we learn...

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