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CypFire

Multiple-rowed cypress barriers against fires: a feasible, ecological and economical solution for the protection of Mediterranean Regions

Budget
1,330,000.00 €
Call
2nd call - 2009
Type
Classic
Priority axis
2
Objective
2.4
Duration
-

Project aims and approach

Project summary

Up to now, fighting forest fires has been based on traditional models. Negative data from the "Forest Fires in Europe 2010" report on the ever-increasing number of fires and the size of areas burned requires methods to be revised and a switch to new solutions. CypFire's main aim is to show that creating green cyprus tree fire barriers constitutes an innovative, feasible and more economic alternative to current fire barriers.

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Key achievements and results

The Cypfire Project established demonstration plots in 6 MED countries. The target groups can visit them and directly assess the pros and cons of the "cyprus barrier" solution and weigh up which cyprus clones offer the best adaptability and growth in the soil and climate conditions of a particular region. Scientific studies were conducted on the role of morpho-physiological traits, on the effect of barriers in reducing wind speeds and on the composition of cyprus tree litter, which are all...
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Relevance to 2020 strategy

The results of CypFire meet the Europe 2020 objectives as the cyprus fire barrier solution is feasible, more economic and more ecological than existing fire barriers. It also encourages economic development and jobs in the region as well as protecting natural resources, agricultural and plant nursery production and promotes the landscape and conservation of biodiversity among cyprus trees.
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Budget

ERDF contribution
1,012,000.00 €
National co-funding
318,000.00 €
Total project budget
1,330,000.00 €

Project partnership

Lead Partner

Italy
Regione Sicilia - Dipartimento Foreste (AAF) / Sicily (Italy)

Project partnership

Italy
Istituto per la Protezione delle Piante (IPP) / Tuscany (Italy)
Italy
Provincia di Siena (PS) / Tuscany (Italy)
France
Office National des forêts (ONF) / Corse (France)
Spain
IMELSA - Deputacion de Valencia (IMELSA) / Valencia (Spain)
Portugal
Autoridade Florestal National (AFN) / Algarve (Portugal)
Greece
Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI Crete) / Kriti (Crete) (Greece)
Malta
Mgarr Kunsill Lokali (MGARR) / Malta: the entire country (Malta)
Other country
Institut National de Recherches en Génie Rural Eaux et Forêts de Tunisie (INRGREF) / Extra Regio (Other country)
Other country
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Israel (HUJ) / Extra Regio (Other country)
Other country
AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY (CES) / Extra Regio (Other country)
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