Portugal seen from space. The
smoke from catastrophic forest
…In 2008, the global annual burnt area was lower
than in the years before.
…In 2003 (August) Portugal suffered from huge
wildfires which led to an increase of the burnt
…In 2003 and 2005 catastrophic forest fires
occurred in Portugal.
Portugal from space during Summer 2003.
The effects of fires. Meris-Fr.
(Portugal without fires depends on everyone! )
Slogan created in 2007 to fight against fires in
In all forests, since 2007, it’s forbidden to:
Smoke or make fire.
Set off firework.
Hold fire for pasture renewal.
Burn agricultural or forestry remains.
Burnt area in the Municipality of Lamego
between 1995 and 2009
Number of Fires/Year.
Burnt area in Square metre and Hectare.
led to the formation of a team of Forest Sappers
5 elements with specialized training.
Preventive forestry measures (cleaning of weeds, pruning trees).
Avoid forest fires in high risk areas.
Since the formation of the team of Forest sappers
in 2008, 63.32 hectares of forest roads and water
points have already been cleaned.
In the PMDFCI (Municipal Plan for Forest Fire
Protection) are set:
Plans to raise awareness.
Plans of detection.
Plans for deletion.
Recovery plans for burnt areas.
The Municipality of Lamego has reforested burnt
Our Municipality is concerned in keeping the
native species. So, there are several awareness
campaigns at local, national and international
Rob Schneider travels to Portugal to “Save
Portuguese Pavilion at Xangai Expo (made of
Câmara Municipal de Lamego