CDD: 85 Ajloun forest fires in past 3 months

Jordan

Published: 2018-11-20 12:04

Last Updated: 2018-11-20 14:59


CDD: 85 Ajloun forest fires in past 3 months
CDD: 85 Ajloun forest fires in past 3 months
Roya News Source

Agriculture and Ajloun Forestry Directorate said on a statement that cadres of the Directorate are carrying out intensive field campaigns to monitor, inspect and protect forest resources from illegal logging, especially in winter time.

Ra’ed Al Shurman, Director of Ajloun Agriculture told Petra News Agency on November 20, 2018, that there has been 47 violations and 16 man-made fires that were dealt with in cooperation with the Directorate of Civil Defense (CDD), amounting in hundreds of tree damage.

Shurman pointed out that the Directorate in coordanation with the CDD are implementing measures in order to reduce risk of forest violations, in addition to increasing pumps and reservoirs to collect water to be used in case of fires.

In turn, the Director of the CDD, Colonel Hani Smadi, said that the biggest challenges facing forest resources are man-made fires, which take more effort and need more time to put out; especially that the topography of the area is mountainous and difficult to manoeuvre, noting that the CDD dealt with more than 85 fires during the past 3 months.