Title: Cooperation for the Prevention of Wildfires within the Buffer Zone
Funded by: United Nations Development Program Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT) and United States Agency for International Development (US AID)
Wildfires in the buffer zone are a problem affecting the local communities in Cyprus. However, due to the nature of the buffer zone, intervention is difficult. Although there is a great deal of awareness of fire safety and fire prevention in the area, measures have not been coordinated between both sides/communities regarding fire prevention issues. The initiative "Cooperation for the prevention of wildfires within the buffer zone" was based on the concept produced in May 2008 by the Technical Committee on Environment and publicly endorsed by the representatives of the leaders of the two sides/communities in June 2008. As a result, the Wildfire Prevention Task Force of experts was formed under the auspices of the Technical Committee on Environment and in consultation with the Technical Committee on Crisis Management.
You can read the Report on the Cooperation for the Prevention of Wildfires within the Buffer Zone by downloading the following PDF.