Forest fires in Southern Europe
An increase over recent years in the frequency and extent of forest fires in the Mediterranean region, has had a significant impact on soil erosion. Frequently repeated forest fires contribute to the desertification of marginal lands.
The Dobris assessment report: Chapter 34: Forest degradation
EMEP/CORINAIR: Contribution of forest fire to greenhouse gases
Fourth ministerial conference on the protection of forests in Europe at MCPFE
Forest fire site at JRC
Where to find more forest data
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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