Implementation of Integrated Fire Management in Brazilian Federal Protected Areas
Results and Perspectives
Palavras-chave:Brazilian protected areas;
The implementation of the integrated fire management in Brazil transformed fire management into federal protected areas, integrating ecological and socio-cultural dimensions. The results obtained in the first years of implementation are promising with a reduction in the area affected by fire and conflicts with communities, enhancing the conservation of socio-biodiversity. This article is the result of a lecture at the 7th International Wildland Fire Conference and aims to present the Integrated Fire Management and its results in Brazil, mainly in the Cerrado and in the Amazon. We highlight three protected areas: Serra da Canastra National Park, Serra Geral do Tocantins Ecological Station and Campos Amazonicos National Park. Some protected areas in other biomes have been cited to illustrate preliminary activities. The results achieved reflect the integration between government, research and society, and served as a basis and experience for the drafting of the National Integrated Fire Management Policy.
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