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Estimacion De Los Costes De Las Operaciones De Extincion De Incendios Forestales: Estudio De Caso En El Distrito Forestal De A Limia

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    Los incendios forestales producidos en Galicia, en la mayor parte de los casos intencionadamente, arrasan miles de hectáreas de superficie forestal cada año. En este trabajo realizamos un estudio descriptivo de los incendios registrados durante el período 1999-2008 en el Distrito XV-A Limia, así como una estimación económica de los costes derivados de las operaciones de extinción. Para ello empleamos los partes de incendio de los 6.383 incendios forestales ocurridos en este distrito, y diseñamos dos escenarios de valoración para la estimación del valor de los medios humanos y materiales empleados en los incendios del distrito. Nuestras estimaciones muestran un coste anual medio de extinción por hectárea de superficie forestal que varía entre 5,3 euros y 6,4 euros. In Galicia, wildfires destroy thousands of hectares of forest each year, and most of them are set intentionally. This paper develops a descriptive study of the fires during the period 1999-2008 in the District XV-A Limia, and estimates the economic costs of extinction operations. Data is derived from wildfire reports corresponding to the 6.383 fires that occurred in this district during the studied period. Two assessment scenarios were designed to estimate the value of human and materials resources to fight against fires. Our estimates show an average annual cost of extinction per hectare of forest land ranging between € 5.3 and € 6.4.

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    Article provided by University of Santiago de Compostela. Faculty of Economics and Business. in its journal Revista Galega de Economía.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 99-114

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    Handle: RePEc:sdo:regaec:v:23:y:2014:i:1_5
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