SAO PAULO ,
(PPI Latin America) -
The latest report published by the Chilean forest corporation (Conaf) shows that 20,571 ha of forest areas in the country were hit by fires during this Summer season, a 96% decrease compared to a year ago. Even though losses continue to be reported, this year's figures show an extreme contrast with the record number of fires registered last year, when more than 500,000 ha of forest areas were burned.
According to Conaf, Chilean forestry companies decided to allocate a record amount of $80 million for the prevention and combat of fires in rural areas this year, a 60% increase compared to the historical average of $50 million.
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