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Portugal | Devastating summer wildfires destroyed 20K ha of PA forest: report

Fires have destroyed more than 20,000 hectares of forest in Portugal's protected areas so far this year, according to a report released by the Institute of Nature and Forest Conservation (ICNF).


According to the report, the tally to the end of September was 20,883 hectares, including 72% of the Natural Monument of the Portas de Ródão, in the Tagus valley, and more than half the Protected Landscape of the Gardunha Range, in north-central Portugal.


http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/fires-consume-20000ha-of-protected-areas-so-far-this-year-icnf/43439

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