Javea Grapevine Issue No. 170 - 2014 - Page 94

94 | The Grapevine Issue 170 2014 News From Agenda 21 Forest fires ‘could be thwarted 20 years before they break out’, says WWF Forest fires could be prevented 20 years ahead of their happening if the government would invest sufficient funds, says Spain’s branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Effectively, a fire which breaks out this summer could have been avoided with proper planning in 1994, the leading environmental charity claims. Every year, an average of 15,600 wildfires break out – mostly in summer – of which 28 are raging infernos wiping out massive areas of land and threatening the safety of property and )