FAO Forestry Paper 151


Fire management
global assessment 2006

A thematic study prepared in the framework
of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2007


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Foreword (373Kb)

Acknowledgements (373Kb)

Acronyms (373Kb)

Summary (373Kb)

Part 1 – Introduction and global analysis (418Kb)

1. Introduction (418Kb)

2. Global analysis (418Kb)

Part 2 – Regional summaries (538Kb)

3. Background (538Kb)

4. Sub-Saharan Africa (538Kb)

5. Caribbean (538Kb)

6. Mesoamerica (538Kb)

7. North America (538Kb)

8. South America (538Kb)

9. Central Asia (550Kb)

10. Northeast Asia (550Kb)

11. South Asia (550Kb)

12. Southeast Asia (550Kb)

13. Australasia (550Kb)

14. Southeast Europe/Caucasus (550Kb)

15. Baltic and adjacent countries (550Kb)

16. Mediterranean (550Kb)

Bibliography (300Kb)

Annex 1: Additional reading (300Kb)

Annex 2: Area affected annually by fire (300Kb)

Annex 3: Glossary (300Kb)

Annex 4: Fire Management Working Papers (300Kb)

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