News from the UN: Report on the FAO/ITTO International Expert Meeting on Forest Fire Management, ANNEX 7 (IFFN No. 24 – April 2001)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Report on the
FAO/ITTO International Expert Meeting on Forest Fire Management
Rome, Italy, 7-9 March 2001

(IFFN No. 24 – April 2001, 78-98)


ANNEX 7

Sample of fire seasons on different continents 13

Country

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Europe

Spain

                       

Italy

                       

Greece

                       

Turkey

                       

Baltic States

                       

Russia

                       

N. America

USA

                       

Canada

                       

C/S America

Mexico

                       

Brazil

                       

Chile

                       

Asia

Indonesia

                       

Thailand

                       

Pacific

Australia

                       

NZ

                       

Africa

Ethiopia

                       

E. Africa

                       

Sth Africa

                       

 

 

Difficult fire season – help may be needed from other countries

 

Generally lesser danger

 

Low danger – help may be offered to other countries

This table represents the recording of fire seasons by experts attending the meeting and is reproduced as an example only. The experts recommended that a schedule on these lines be prepared to evaluate the high, medium and low danger periods in all countries and regions as a first step to gauge potential for giving and/or receiving international assistance, to be requested and organizationally prepared in advance of high risk periods.


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