Saturday, April 1, 2023

The horrors behind the fires: Tenerife fires may have burned more than 15,000 animals

Laura the Baptist

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Updated at 09:57 am.

The Franz Weber Foundation warns that the forest fires in Tenerife, which have affected more and more 2,700 hectarescould have caused more deaths than before 15,000 wild animals and some pets.

The Foundation is based on the predictive model of Professor Christopher Dickman of the University of Sydney (Australia), in accordance with previous works It is estimated that each hectare has an average of ten to fifteen individuals. Species of small mammals, birds, and other living creatures, such as invertebrates.

According to frequent reports from the Attorney General for the Environment, the vast majority of fires have a clear human intent To create pasture for livestock, drive out wild predators or improve hunting operations in a given area. The area where the fire was declared, Los Campeches, contained an outbreak just days before, so the fire’s intent theory gains strength while the investigation continues.

Naturalist NGO defends that central and Canarian governments adopt a preventive public strategyFrom policies that contribute to changing eating habits with less environmental impact, with higher intakes of vegetables and less meat, which is produced warming the planetConsidering redevelopment as a proactive measure, hunting in the flames and their surrounding areas is strictly prohibited.

aerial vehicles take off

As of Monday morning, 12 air assets have already taken off, 13 adding a medium with a control function, while Relief of 130 soldiers who are battling the flames last night. Only 9 helicopters can work simultaneously.

Awaiting new data, they are reassured from the advanced command post that it has been a quiet night, though already at this time. Temperature rising, humidity below 20% Although with the advantage of a weaker wind.

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