In 20 years, more than 11,000 hectares had been lost as a consequence of illegal burning in Campeche

Campeche illegal burning

Over the course of two years, from January 1, 2020, to February 18, 2022, 27 forest fires were registered in Campeche, which is why state authorities will take prompt action to combat this problem that continues to affect thousands of hectares. in all municipalities.

It should be noted that Campeche hosted the National Meeting for Preparation for the 2022 Forest Fire Season, which was coordinated by the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR), where the importance of preventing and working inter-institutionally between government agencies was discussed. federal, state, and municipal.

On the other hand, authorities pointed out that with this season of intense temperatures and little rain, it will be a priority to maintain strict surveillance in various areas of the state to greatly reduce these effects, for which preventive actions will be implemented, being they emphasize that in each neighborhood The municipalities also urged the population to do their part to avoid the so-called clandestine burnings, which represents a matter of concern for the authorities.

In the same way, it was said that among the forest fires registered in municipalities, at least 16 were caused by human activities out of control, among the most common actions that trigger these disasters are throwing a cigarette butt on a space of vegetation, not putting out completely a campfire and throw glass or plastic objects that cause the so-called “magnifying glass effect”; In addition, 10 were caused by poorly practiced agricultural activities and, finally, another was generated by an unknown cause.

Source: Campeche Hoy

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