Adrián Regos Sanz

Adrián Regos Sanz

Adrián Regos Sanz

PhD in terrestrial ecology and researcher at the Centre Tecnològic i Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC)

Reactions: the wildfire in Tenerife forces thousands of people to evacuate although they manage to stabilize it in some points

The fire that originated on August 15 between the Tenerife municipalities of Arafo and Candelaria, in the northeast of the island, is advancing on several fronts and has affected more than 13,000 hectares, although the firefighting services have stabilized it in some points. The people evacuated in the last days have been thousands. As confirmed by the president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, the fire has been caused.


One more chapter in the never-ending story of wildfires

Our landscapes urgently need proactive, adaptive, integrative management to enable rural development that is compatible in the medium and long term with biodiversity and ecosystem services. It is clear that unilateral and reactive management in the face of the challenges of global change is neither effective nor intelligent. And inaction is also a decision.