It is a pleasure to invite youto The Mercosur Forest and Wild Grass Fires 2nd Congress held by theNational Parks Friends Association
City of Malargüe – Provincia de Mendoza, Argentina – 7th to 10th November 2006.
To encourage debate about information, techniques, and professional experiences related to the prevention and fight against forest fires.
To make people aware of their share in responsibility in this matter.
To learn and analyse the effects of the severe fires impact on biodiversity, open air spaces, as well as the concequences for the socio-economic aspects of everyday life.
To obtain previous data and draw conclusions that allow us to design strategies and plans withing the Mercosur, in order to prevent and fight forest and wild grass fires.
B) Plenarymeetings with lecturers’ natives and foreings dissertations
E) Video Tapesand Wall Papers´ exhibition
This Formal Program will be complemented with excursions, guided tours and specials events .
Oficial Languages are Spanishand Portuguese (without simultaneous translation). Presentations or summaries inanother language won´t be received. Lecturers who wish to dissert orpresent the summary in another language will have to to take responsibility ofthe costs of the translation.
It will be allowed to presentsummaries about the following issues,
FOREST AND WIL GRASS FIRES
CAUSES AND STUDIES
EDUCATION AND PREVENTION CAMPAIGNS
ACTUAL AND LACKING OF LEGISLATION
DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGIES
SATELLITE DETECTION AND COMMUNICATIONS
FORESTATION AND DEFORESTATION
PROTECTED NATURAL AREAS
VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS
ARMED FORCES AND SECURITY SERVICES
PERSONAL RISK AND EQUIPMENT PROTECTION
CLIMATE AND METEORLOLGY APPLICATIONS.
TURISTIC SITES AFFECTED
FIRES: ECONOMIC IMPACT.
We will develop a series of debates and workshops and talk-tables referringthose themes.
If the Organization, College, or the Company which you are representing wishto join or adhere to the Congress should send a note to the National ParksFriends Association to the postal address indicated below.
All those whom are interested in an activeparticipation, presenting projects, videos, prevention campaigns, publications,please send it to this e- mail address: