Lebanon Launched National Campaign For Forest Fire Prevention

Lebanon Launched National Campaign For Forest Fire Prevention

BEIRUT, May 29 (NNN-NNA) – Lebanon has launched a national campaign to prevent forest fires.

The peak fire season in Lebanon begins in late Jun, and lasts around 17 weeks. With Lebanon’s dry season on the way and global data indicating March as the planet’s second-warmest on record, Lebanon’s forests are at increased fire risk.

The country’s environment ministry said, it would continue to protect the country’s forests and prevent raging fires, according to Nasser Yassin, Lebanese caretaker environment minister, who addressed a launch event, held in the Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, in northern Lebanon.

The country also launched its National Fire Prevention Week, starting Jun 5.

Yassin said that, the ministry is embracing local communities and supporting local initiatives, to prevent fires, to protect the country’s natural reserves and protected areas.

In cooperation with international organisations, donor agencies and the private sector, local teams will be established to combat fires, Yassin added.– NNN-NNA  


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