Forests are, above all else, our own health, our own life.
Furthermore, given that 80% of burnt areas in Europe are in countries of the Mediterranean, which face common forest fire threats, we are working closely with WWF offices throughout the Mediterranean, proposing solutions to improve overall fire management and emphasise prevention.
There can be no integrated prevention without bold political decisions. Thus, we are dynamically intervening with proposals for the improvement of our forest fire protection system, by developing alliances, applying pressure, and participating in discussions and working groups. Beyond interventions on forest fires, however, we are steadily fighting for broader forest protection issues. We submit substantiated proposals on a series of forest policy issues, such as the legal protection of forests, sustainable forest management and organisation of the competent authorities, and we intervene administratively or legally in cases that concern the degradation of important forest ecosystems.
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The battle to protect our forests is everybody’s business, and we fight it every day. Fire concerns us all, and that is why we need you at our side, so that we can continue to fight for the forests that provide us with clean air and are the very foundation of our health.