Silva Mediterranea - Forest Fires Working Group (WG1)
Coordinator: Dª. Elsa Enríquez Alcalde (Spain)
Working group on Forest Fires
During the working session of April 2002, the Committee recommended that the rigid structure of Silva Mediterranea networks be replaced by a more flexible and dynamic setting of working groups on identified items and for a specified time frame. The working group would have a clear mandate, objectives and outputs.
The first Working Groups established were those on Forest Fires and Cork Oak.
Mission of the working group
The Working Group on Forest Fire is led by Spain and coordinated by Dª. Elsa Enríquez Alcalde, Jefa del Área de Defensa Contra Incendios Forestales del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente (firstname.lastname@example.org). Spain constitutes the focal point of the International Network on Forest Fire for the Mediterranean Region. The programme of work of the working group on forest fires centres on the following aspects:
Work Plan 2009 - 2012
Forest Fire are causing increasing international concern
The dramatic events in the region confirm the need to strengthen cooperation. Wildfires had been the major topic of discussion at the Ministerial Meeting and 17th Session ot the Committee on forestry (COFO) in March 2005.
The 2005 forest resources assessment showed a net improvement in Mediterranean forest cover from 2000.The working group on forest fire should propose an agreement with FAO to prepare a reinforced programme of work that takes into account the recent recommendations of COFO and the Ministerial Meeting on Forests.
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