Wildfires and Floods: Two Sides of the Same Coin

 

Madeira island is a “good” example of fast human-driven and also natural causes of ecosystem destruction. From tree cutting, wildfires, landslides,  agriculture, and more recently afforestation is leading most of Madeira’s ecosystems to a near-extinction situation. Wildfires and Floods are the two main elements that can cause natural harms to Madeira’s environment.

 

Learn more about these threats by the words of Raimundo Quintal, Rui Carita, and Miguel Sequeira. Who explains what are these so-called “aluviões”, their significance, the connection between the flash floods and wildfires, and how to “fight them”.

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