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Title: Economic information on the historical behavior of forest fires in the forest lands in the state of Parana, Brazil

Author: Hoeflich, Vitor Afonso; Tetto, Alexandre França; Batista, Antonio Carlos;

Date: 2013

Source: In: González-Cabán, Armando, tech. coord. Proceedings of the fourth international symposium on fire economics, planning, and policy: climate change and wildfires. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-245 (English). Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 127-138

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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It is widely acknowledged that the fires have caused severe impact in the world, and their frequency and intensity tend to increase as a result of ongoing climate changes which have occurred over the past decades. It should be also noted that the urban-rural interface has attracted the attention of governments by the concentration of the number of fire occurrences and their specificities. The study aimed at determining economic indicators from the determination of the profile of forest fires in the study area during the period 1965 to 2009.

Statistical analysis related to the number of fires, the burned areas, the spatial distribution of the occurrence, the distribution through the months of the year, and the identification their main causes have been done. Costs associated with the incidence of fire were calculated as well the benefit-cost ratio related to the actions that have been taken into account for the prevention and control of fires in the area of the study. The results obtained allow indicate suggestions to the administration of the forestry enterprise in terms of the amount of investments that are required to implement activities related to prevention and control of fires, from the perspective of an economic analysis.

Keywords: economic damage valuation, economic return, forest fires

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Hoeflich, Vitor Afonso; Tetto, Alexandre França; Batista, Antonio Carlos. 2013. Economic information on the historical behavior of forest fires in the forest lands in the state of Parana, Brazil. In: González-Cabán, Armando, tech. coord. Proceedings of the fourth international symposium on fire economics, planning, and policy: climate change and wildfires. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-245 (English). Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 127-138.

 


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