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Construcción de rondas cortafuegos en bosques latifoliados afectados por el huracán Félix en Nicaragua

Construcción de rondas cortafuegos en bosques latifoliados afectados por el huracán Félix en Nicaragua

Full title of the project:

Construcción de rondas cortafuegos en bosques latifoliados afectados por el huracán Félix en la RAAN

Target areas:

Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte (RAAN).

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 627 000
Implementation:
30/10/2008-30/04/2011
Project code:
OSRO/NIC/802/DEN
Objective:

To strengthen natural barriers in the RAAN in order to prevent the spread of forest fires.

Key partners:

Instituto Nacional Forestal (INAFOR)

Beneficiaries reached:

60 communities in the Tasba Raya, Llano Sur, Llano Norte and Tasba Pri regions, as well as the municipality of Rosita that was affected by Hurricane Felix.

Activities implemented:
  • Rehabilitated 837 km of forest crossings, roads and firebreaks with road construction machinery (600 km of subsidiary roads or junctions that act as firebreaks and 237 km of tertiary roads or firebreaks).
  • Built seven wooden bridges with hard-wood species.
  • Built over 100 filters or drains.
  • Designed posters on fire prevention.
  • Distributed equipment for forest fire prevention and control (solar panels for the guard towers and portable water pumps).
  • Procured services for the rehabilitation and maintenance of firebreaks and the construction of filters and wooden bridges.
Impact:
  • Strengthened fire prevention and control system in the RAAN.
  • Recovered the firebreak system, subsidiary and tertiary roads and trails in the areas with the highest incidences of forest fires, allowing quicker access for light vehicles to prevent and control forest fires.
  • Protected 251 000 ha of coniferous forest.
  • Strengthened the local capacity of technicians.
  • Improved access between and within communities for the population surrounding the project area.