3rd South American Symposium on Wildland Fire Control

7th Joint Technical Meeting FUPEF/SIF/IPEF on Wildland Fire Control

jointly with the

Foundation of the Regional South America Wildland Fire Network


14-17June 2004, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

From 14 to 17 June 2004 the 3rd South American Symposium on WildlandFire Control and the 7thJoint Technical Meeting FUPEF/SIF/IPEF on Wildland Fire Control will take placesimultaneously in the auditorium of the “Centrode Ciências Florestais e da Madeira da Universidade Federal do Paraná”. Thisevent, which has been taken place since 1993, has become one of the mostimportant forums on debates about the problem of wildland fires in Brazil andthe other countries of South America. During the debates, the invited speakers,representatives of national and international wildland fire control entitieswill present tendencies and new technologies for the control of fires.


Target group

·    Forest enterprises
·    Research centres and universities
·    Governmental and non-governmentalinstitutions
·    Technicians, researchers, professors andstudents

Side Meeting forthe Foundation of the Regional South America Wildland Fire Network

On the last dayof the joint symposium and meeting a Foundation Meeting of the Regional SouthAmerica Wildland Fire Network will take place. The meeting is currently beingprepared jointly by the Federal University of Paraná and UN-ISDR Wildland FireAdvisory Group (through the Global FireMonitoring Center). It is envisaged that a future regional network willclosely interact with the Western Hemispheric networks (Mesoamerica, NorthAmerica) and the Global Wildland Fire Network.

Therecommendations of the Network Foundation Meeting will be presented tothe participants of the Western Hemispheric Wildland Fire Conference, scheduledfor 23 October 2004 in Costa Rica. This conference will be a one-day side eventof the joint meeting of the members of the FAO Forestry Commissions of NorthAmerica and Latin America / Caribbean.


For moreinformation on the Global Wildland Fire Network see:

Details forsubmitting voluntary contributions to the symposium and the technical meetingare provided on the symposium leaflets in three languages: 

Other information can be obtained from theweb page:


Product andequipment fair 

Parallel to the Symposium there will be a product and fire combat equipment fair.For information on the stand characteristics and prices, please contact theSecretary of the Organizing Committee.



Fupef – Foundation of Forest Research of Paraná
UFPR– Departamento de Ciencias Forestales  
SIF– Society of Forest Research
IPEF– Institute of Forest Research 


USDAForest Service

Organizing Committee

Ronaldo Viana Soares – UFPR
Antonio Carlos Batista – UFPR
Nilton José de Sousa – UFPR
Daniela Biondi – UFPR
José Renato Soares Nunes – UFPR
Luiz Antonio Nunes de Melo – UFPR
Alexandre Beutling – UFPR

Direction forcontact

Fundación de Investigación Forestal de Paraná
Av. Lothário Meissner, 3400 – Jardim Botânico
CEP 80210-170
Curitiba, Paraná

Tel:      +55-41 360-4222
Fax:     +55-41 360-4221


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