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The number of wildfires in North Macedonia decreases in 2022, the area destroyed this year dozens of times smaller than last year

After the catastrophic wildfires that engulfed North Macedonia's forests last year, the situation with wildfire prevention in the country this year has improved drastically. During the first 6 months of 2022, 69 wildfires were registered and an area of 733.02 hectares was burned, with 4 621 cubic meters of wood damaged, the Public Enterprise (PE) "Nacionalni shumi" (National Forests)...

Forests in North Macedonia under attack, forest ranger service understaffed and underequipped

North Macedonia must invest in the prevention of wildfires and illegal logging, equip the firefighting brigades with new vehicles and more personnel, modernize the Forest Rangers and the forestry units and introduce new technologies for the protection of the forests. These were the main conclusions from the public debate titled "Dealing with the threats to the forests: Institutional capacities,"...