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Miguel Bugalho and Filipe Dias, researchers from CEABN InBIO, collaborate in the elaboration of this report in partnership with WWF which states that "forest fires are an increasingly severe symptom of a disease that has been spreading for decades in the rural world: depopulation and rural abandonment and the consequent lack of management and accumulation of fuel biomass in many areas of the country".

In order to fight this problem, it is necessary to define "measures that will contribute to reduce landscape combustibility, reverse depopulation and rural abandonment, and at the same time encourage sustainable forest management, as well as improvement and integration of combat and prevention structures and risk education for populations".

The report is available [HERE] (only in Portuguese).

Friday, 15 December 2017