Combating forest fires

April 19, 2017
April 19, 2017 FACE

The exact purpose of the cleaning and planting actions are two-fold.

The cleaning of debris and other material left by picnickers (picnic areas are available within the Hunting Reserve of Mi’ieb for the general public use) prevents the spread of fire since one of the main elements without which a fire cannot happen, combustive material, is removed.

The planting of trees, etc., is to make the place more attractive for game-birds, but also more attractive for all other wild species, thus encouraging biodiversity. Every other year, the Federation’s members clean out the vegetation that interferes with the undergrowth and makes it impossible to reach the layers of scrubland.

Thousands of trees are planted and then pruned and cleared. Information panels as well as barriers are installed, all for the cause of forest fire prevention and the fight against waste dumping. The hunters conducted some management of the scrubs and trees areas by cleaning out of the scrubs vegetation, planting, pruning and clearing of trees. To these have been added the fire hazards panels and a fire brigade is now available nearby.

The hunters conducted some management of the scrubs and trees areas by cleaning out of the scrubs vegetation, planting, pruning and clearing of trees.

Circa 250 hunters are involved and organized in the area under the direction of Mi?ieb Sub-Committee within the FKNK.

Country: Malta
Region:
Mellieha region
Starting date:
1984
Species characteristics: Huntable species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Communication
Leading partners: FKNK

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