Environmentalists from Russia and Spain will share experiences on reforestation

 Environmentalists from the Spanish Forest Technology Center will become familiar with the technology for restoration after fires in the Altai Nature Biosphere Reserve, the director of the reserve Igor Kalmykov.

Both Russia and Spain this year, hit hard by wildfires. So, this summer in Spain in the second half of July, strong forest fire occurred in the province of Catalonia, the flames destroyed 14 000 hectares of forest. And fires Garajonay National Park in the Canary Islands and the island of La Palma, where fire destroyed 17,000 hectares of forest have been contained only the day before Tuesday. In Russia, forest fires suffered most Western Siberia, at the moment there is lit more than 10 thousand hectares of forest.

Scientists at the Forest Technology Centre of Spain arrived in the Altai Mountains on Wednesday.

"The Reserve, our guests will learn fumes, five kilometers from the cordon Chelyush, in 2007 there was a fire burned a total of 32 hectares, putting out nearly a week because the place is very difficult. They will look at how to recover the plant and animal peace in this place. hope that colleagues will give us some advice, as they are just post-fire recovery "- told RIA Novosti Deputy Director for Science Reserve Svetlana Chukhontsev.

As stressed by one of the Spanish ecologists, Vidal Vicente Belda, the upcoming study will give them to some extent, new opening and rewarding experience.

"We do not have spaces, such taiga, a forest …. We conducted this research in Sweden, but we can think of a larger scale. Spain it is small, there is now the Canary Islands are the fires, but we do not have big problems. other spaces .. Then, and then think more on a large scale, "- he explained.

As director of the reserve, the arrival of foreign colleagues is useful for both sides.

"They came in order to find out how we are fighting the fires, how is post-fire regeneration. Something they pick up the us something — we have them now. … Worldwide common objectives — fighting fires and their consequences, and the study of climate change, in particular the movement of the timber (the boundary of the forest and grassy ecosystems in the mountains), which moved up due to warming. These are global issues that is, apparently, in every country …. combining the strengths of and the experience of different countries will help coordinate efforts in this direction, "- said Kalmykov.

Spanish scientists also plan to meet with field studies Russian counterparts in terms of impact of climate change on plants and animals.

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