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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Unsustainable forestry causes forest fires - a case study from Galicia (North-West Spain)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HELD T. ; MONTERO KÜPPER K. ;

Abstract

Galicia's forestry holds a special position within Spain due to the relatively great cover of woodlands and an increasing concentration on fast-growing tree species, i.e. eucalyptus trees. Its earning capacity is rather low because of a lack of industrial potential. Development funds proferred by the EU and altered by national and regional legislatures do not improve the disadvantageous structure of Galician forestry nor its economically and ecologically poor situation. The high incidence of forest fires is a result of a misguided forestry policy and structural problems. The especially-formed fire brigades are only of short-term assistance. In future, long-term support can be expected via EU-funded educational campaigns and structural reforms. - (BJ)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geographia polonica / ISSN 0016-7282 / CODEN GGPLAE

Editor : Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa - POLOGNE (1964)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 74, no1 [pp. 65-76]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12059

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