Title: Analysis of Forest Fire Camages in Natura 2000 Sites During the 2007 Fire Season
Authors: SAN-MIGUEL-AYANZ JesusCAMIA AndreaLIBERTA' GiorgioBOCA Roberto
Publisher: European Commission
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC55172
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 24086 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC55172
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This report presents the assessment of the damages caused by the forest fires in the EU Mediterranean countries (Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) during the fire season of 2007, with special emphasis on the impact of these fires in Natura 2000 sites. It presents an overall short summary for the whole region and a detail analysis for each of the EU Mediterranean countries. For each country the report describes the tendency in the areas burnt by fires in the country during the last 27 years using the EU Fire database of the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS); in the case of Cyprus the report is limited to the last 8 years. Maps of burnt areas obtained through the processing of satellite imagery in EFFIS are presented next to the list of Natura 2000 sites affected by the fires. Lastly, the report includes the list of plant and animal species of special interest in the Natura 2000 that were likely affected by the forest fires.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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