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The Protection of Forests in Sicily from Fire Risk

  • Ernesto Messineo

Abstract

In Mediterranean countries, forest fires represent a serious risk to the natural environment and in particular to forest areas. Annually some 50 000 fires affect an area of 1 000 000 ha, causing considerable economic and environmental damage and the loss of many human lives.

Keywords

Forest Area Forest Fire Fire Risk Fire Disaster Regional Forestry 
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Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernesto Messineo
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  1. 1.Direzione Aziende ForestaliRegione SicilianaSicilyItaly

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