Fire Management Working Paper FFM/08


 

Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 - Report on fires in the Mediterranean Region









by
A.P. Dimitrakopoulos and I.D. Mitsopoulos



March 2006


Disclaimer

The Fire Management Working Papers report on issues addressed in the work programme of FAO. These working papers do not reflect any official position of FAO. Please refer to the FAO website (www.fao.org/forestry) for official information.

The purpose of these papers is to provide early information on on-going activities and programmes, and to stimulate discussion.

Comments and feedback are welcome.

For further information please contact:
Mr. Petteri Vuorinen, Forestry Officer (Forest Fire Management)
Mr. Peter Holmgren, Chief
Forest Resources Development Service
Forest Resources Division, Forestry Department
FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
I-00100 Rome, Italy
e-mail: petteri.vuorinen@fao.org
peter.holmgren@fao.org

or: FAO Publications and Information Coordinator:
andrea.perlis@fao.org

For quotation:
FAO (2006). Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 – Report on fires in the Mediterranean Region. Fire Management Working Paper 8. http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/fire-alerts/en

©FAO 2006


Contents


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1. BACKGROUND

2. FIRE SITUATION IN THE REGION
2.1 Land-use and climate change
2.2 Forest vegetation as fuel
2.3 Causes of fires
2.4 Prevention
2.5 Monitoring and detection
2.6 Suppression
2.7 Forest fire damage assessment system

3. STAKEHOLDER / ACTORS SITUATION
3.1 Institutional and other capacities
3.2 Responsibilities and roles
3.3 Collaboration
3.4 Community involvement
3.5 Needs and limitations

4. COUNTRY ANALYSIS
4.1 Fire situation in Portugal
4.2 Fire situation in Spain
4.4 Fire situation in Italy
4.5 Fire situation in Turkey
4.6 Fire situation in Israel
4.7 Fire situation in Greece
4.8 Fire situation in Cyprus
4.9 Fire situation in Morocco
4.10 Fire situation in Algeria

REFERENCES

APPENDIX

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