Regional Mesoamerica Wildland Fire Network
A Region of the Global Wildland Fire Network


         

During the last five years the countries of the Mesoamerica Region (all countries between Mexico and Panama) have suffered excessive land-use fires and wildfires in the lowlands and the mountain forests. As a consequence of the severe fire episode during the El Niño drought of 1998 a series of cooperative efforts in wildland fire management were initiated within Mesoamerica. International support has facilitated a number of national and multinational fire management projects in the region. A Mesoamerica Regional Forest Fire Meeting in 2002 provided the foundation for regional cooperation in fire management. In March 2006 the Comisión Centroamericana de Ambiente y Desarrollo (CCAD) officially released the regional "Centralamerican Strategy for Wildland Fire Management". It was elaborated by the Network Focal Points, together with the assistance of FAO and GFMC. 

 

The Regional Network is a cooperative effort with the Central American Regional GOFC/GOLD Network


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