Launch of national forest and agricultural fire prevention strategy in protected areas
Accompaniment and twinning
The University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast, URACCAN accompanied the authorities of the Government of Nicaragua and the regional authorities of the North Caribbean in launching the national strategy for the prevention of forest and agricultural fires in protected areas, in the Las Quebradas community, in Siuna, North Caribbean.
During this opening, Luis Herrera Siles, coordinator of the Institute for Studies and Promotion of Autonomy (IEPA-URACCAN) emphasized URACCAN's commitment to the protection and conservation of natural resources.
"It is part of our institutional philosophy and we make clear our commitment by creating a fire brigade, as well as monitoring the heat points, articulated with the production institutions and contributing in the reduction of forest fires that affect our reserves," Herrera said.
In addition, the official added that from now on interinstitutional relations are maintained to continue working on the protection and conservation of our Mother Earth, as part of the processes established by URACCAN since its mission and vision.
Finally, Javier Gutiérrez, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Marena), said that the presence of URACCAN is important because together articulated with all local actors better results can be achieved in the prevention of forest and agricultural fires in protected areas.