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The catastrophic forest fires of 2003 in Chamusca destroyed nearly 22,000 hectares of forest and shrub land (30% of the municipality’s total area). Four people lost their lives in the aftermath of the fires; two of them were experienced firemen. Livestock was killed and houses burnt down.

The scale of the 2003 fires in Portugal set off a wide range of measures and policies. This case study will provide a hindsight analysis of the events of 2003, revisiting major drivers leading to catastrophic fires in Chamusca, and an assessment of the measures and policies implemented.

Please see here the complete informations on this case study.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014