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Economic valuation of areas affected by forest fires | Sustainable Forest

ÚLTIMA REVISIÓN: 11 de enero de 2023

Institución: Comunidade Intermunicipal do Tâmega e Sousa

Comunidade Intermunicipal do Tâmega e Sousa

Región: Norte

Nombre: Mário



• Forests are responsible for environmental services, carbon sequestration, and revenue for owners.

• The forest is owned by different types of entities and usually private owners owns a small acres with low financial viability;

• Rural areas are inhabited manly by old and low income people that need the revenue from wood sales;

• Given the small size of the acres, the owners opt for the planting of fast-growing species.

• The number and the impact of wild fires as increased due to climate change and desertification of rural areas;

• Wild fires are responsible for asset, financial, biodiversity and human losses;

• The recent examples of big wild fires in Portugal showed that without a financial viable forest the small owners are not able to invest in the maintenance of the forest (e.g., cleaning of bushes, invasive species, etc).


Proposed approach:

• Develop a transnational study to determine how to make the forest financial viable and with resilience to fire in terms of species and managements strategies;

• Implementation pilot projects (e.g. in regions affected by fires).


Perfil Beneficiario:

  • Possible consortium members:
  • • Urban authorities;
  • • Forest management authorities;
  • • Universities and research centres;
  • • Association of owners;
  • • Climate and environmental associations and companies.

Idioma: PRT