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Forest Fires in Portugal: how they happen and why they happen
International Journal of Environmental Studies (2006)
  • João F Gomes
Abstract
Forest fires are recurrent phenomena in Southern European countries, due to the nature of Mediterranean forest and climatic characteristics. However, in Portugal, in the last years, forest fires attained the dimension of public calamity and are now endangering sustainability of forest itself, as well as several derived economic activities. This paper reviews the past and current situation of forest fires in Portugal, analyses its main causes and consequences and derives recommendations to effectively overcome this problem.
Keywords
  • Forest Fires,
  • Portugal
Publication Date
2006
Citation Information
João F Gomes. "Forest Fires in Portugal: how they happen and why they happen" International Journal of Environmental Studies Vol. 63 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joao_gomes/5/