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Contributors for the country fire profiles

Name of the contributor Reported country


Saket, M. Mozambique

Trigg, S. & Le Roux, J. Namibia

De Ronde, C. & Goldammer, J.G. South Africa

Tandjiékpon, A.M. Benin

Eva, H. & Grégoire, J-M. Central African Republic

Bekele, M. & Mengesha, B. Ethiopia

Ndambiri, J.K. & Kahuki, C.D. Kenya

Drame, M. Senegal

Bayoumi, A.A.M.S. Sudan


Goldammer, J.G. & Hoffmann, A.A. Indonesia

Wan Ahmad, W.M.S. Malaysia

Pogeyed, M.L. Philippines

Akaakara, S. Thailand

Bahuguna, V.K. & Singh, S. India

Bajracharya, K.M. Nepal

Ariyadasa, K.P. Sri Lanka

Shu, L. & Tian, X. China

Allard, G. Iran

Khaidara, K. & Arkhipov, V. Kazakhstan

Lim, J-H. Republic of Korea

GFMC Mongolia


Hadjikyriakou, G. Cyprus

Xanthopoulos, G. Greece

Scipioni, A., Gabellini, B., Caldari, F. & Cavalensi, R. Italy

Bassil, M. Lebanon

Vélez, R. Spain

Bilgili, E. Turkey

Mysleiko, I.G. & Shamal, V. Belarus

Kütt, V. Estonia

Vainio, T. Finland

Lex, P. & Goldammer, J.G. Germany

Gertners, A. Latvia

Gaigalas, G. Lithuania

Shvidenko, A. & Goldammer, J.G. Russian Federation

Name of the contributor Reported country


Gill, M. & Moore, P.H.R. Australia

King, T. Fiji

Craig, A. New Zealand


Stocks, B.J. Canada

Mutch, R.W. USA

Cedeño, O. Mexico

Román Cuesta, R.M. Chiapas

De Dixmude, A.J. Nicaragua

Ramos, M. Cuba

Singh, K. Trinidad & Tobago


Dentoni, M.C. Argentina

Martínez, I. & Cordero, W. Bolivia

Mutch, R. Brazil

Sanhueza, P.I. Chile


ADB Asian Development Bank
ADIE Association pour le Développement de l’Information Environnementale
AIFM ASEAN Institute for Forest Management
ALIDES Alianza Latinoamericana para el Desarrollo Sostenible
API Air Pollutant Index
ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations
ATSR Along Tracking Scanning Radiometer
AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
BALTEX Baltic Exercise on Fire Information and Resources Exchange
BAPEDAL Environmental Impact Management Agency
BIBEX Biomass Burning Experiment
BIRD Bi-spectral IR Detection
CCAD Central America Commission for Environment and Development
CDF Centre de Développement Forestier
CEOS Committee of Earth Observation Satellites
CIFOR Center for International Forestry Research
CONAF Corporación Nacional Forestal (Chile)
DBH Diameter at Breast Height
DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
DNFFB Direcçao Nacional de Florestas e Fauna Bravia
EDC Eros Data Centre
ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation
EOS Earth Observation System
ERS-2 SAR European Radar Satellite-2-Synthetic Aperture Radar
EXPRESSO Experiment for Regional Sources and Sinks of Oxidants
EZ Ecological Zone
FAA Fire-Affected Areas
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FDI Fire Danger Index
FMUs Fire Management Units
FORIS Forest Resources Information System
FPAs Fire Protection Associations
FRA Forest Resources Assessment
FREG Fire Ecology Research Group
FSTCU Forestry Sector Technical Coordination Unit
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GFMC Global Fire Monitoring Center
GIS Geographic Information System
GOFC Global Observation of the Forest Cover
GTZ German Agency for Technical Cooperation
GVFI Global Vegetation Fire Information system
HTE High-Temperature Events
IBAMA Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renovaveis
ICS Incident Command System
IDNDR International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
IFFM Integrated Forest Fire Management
IFFN International Forest Fire News
IGAC International Global Atmospheric Chemistry
IGBP International Geosphere and Biosphere Programme
IGOS International Global Observing Strategy
IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
ILO International Labour Organization
INSARAG International Search and Rescue Advisory Group
IR Infra Red
ISDR International Strategy on disaster Reduction
ITTO International Tropical Timber Organization
IUCN World Conservation Union
JFM Joint Forest Management
JICA Japan International Cooperation Agency
KBDI Keetch/Byram Dryness Index (a metric fire danger index)
Landsat MSS Landsat Multi-Spectral Scanner
NDVI Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
NFPA National Forest Priority Areas
NGO Non-governmental Organization
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NTFP Non Timber Forest Products
OCHA UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
PREVFOGO National system for Wildland Fire Prevention and Suppression (Brazil)
RECOFTC Regional Community Forestry Training Center
SADC Southern African Development Community
SAFARI Southern Africa Fire-Atmosphere Research Initiative
SEAFIRE South East Asian Fire Experiment
SODEFOR State Reforestation Service
TACIS Project Technical Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States
TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
TREES Tropical Ecosystem Environment observations by Satellites
TSP Total Suspended Particulate matter
UNDAC The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination
UN-ECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
USDA US Department of Agriculture
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WWF Worldwide Fund of Nature

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