Analyse des bilans des incendies de forêt et leur impact économique en Algérie entre 1985 et 2006
New Medit, Vol. 8, n. 1, (March 2009), pp. 52-57
Jel classifications: Q230
Algeria is an exceptional ecological entity in the biosphere. However, the galloping population growth, the difficult climatic conditions, and the overexploitation of natural resources have generated problems that led to the degradation of the environment. The natural element subject to most degradation is the forest, which suffers very heavy losses in its flora as well as in its fauna.
The Algerian forest, currently fragile, needs protection since deforestation is constantly gaining in extent due to repeated forest fires. During the two previous decades (1985-2006), forest fires, originating in 32354 locations, destroyed 779872.11 ha. Considering this situation, Algeria is among the countries most in need of strict forest protection measures in order to preserve its assets stemming from great biological diversity and strong impact on the socio-economic equilibrium of the country.
forest fires, fire statistics, financial costs, Algeria