Participation in the Forest Fire Management Responsibles Workshop in Balearic Islands. Mallorca, Spain.
30/07/2015. A workshop was organised by the Regional Government of Balearic Islands aimed at gathering regional local Authorities, protection bodies and stakeholders and present facts and discuss over the main issues regarding risk in inhabited fire-prone areas in Balearic Islands. WUIWATCH project coordinator was invited by organizers to present and explain the main factors regarding risk and current initiatives for fire prevention affecting communities.
An interesting discussion on fire risk and the potential impact in tourism was addressed. WUIWATCH network was introduced to the audience and an official invitation to join the group was offered to the regional Government, Fire Fighting Corps and Civil Protection representatives. Further meetings are envisaged to design and implement a regional strategy on WUI protection against forest fires. Two interviews with local radio stations and local newspapers were held as well.