Archive for the ‘Fire’ Category

Effect of forest fire on birds in the Pyrenees

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Spanish researchers have assessed the impact of the burning of a scrubland area of broom on the birds of the Catalan Pyrenees. By analyzing a period of 50 years following the fire, the scientists found that the birds that recover most slowly are those that live in the high mountain areas. For many of them, this recovery takes more than one or two decades following the fire. Science Daily

Snails as a bioindicator after forest fire

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

A team of Catalan researchers has studied the changes in the make-up of animal populations following forest fires, and have concluded that snails are a good indicator of forest recovery. The conclusions of this study, carried out in Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac Natural Park, will help to ensure that post-fire forestry operations that do not harm these species of molluscs, which are sensitive to microclimatic conditions of the soil and vegetation structure. More here in English

Catalan donkeys to fight fire

Monday, February 15th, 2010
They have found a use for Catalan donkeys aside from the Catalanist appropiation of their image for political ends. In the Gavarres Hills they have started using this be-lovable breed to graze and so clear forests as a way of reducing the risk of fire. Some 550 Catalan donkeys remain. La Vanguardia

The 2009 forest fires in Spain

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Fire threatens Garajonay National Park on Gomera

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Forest fires in Spain at lowest level for ten years

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Gran Canaria and Tenerife fires controlled

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Blue chaffinch threatened by Gran Canary fire

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Canaries fire 2 Nasa satellite image

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Canaries fire

Monday, July 30th, 2007