There are 106 active forest fires in Mexico

19/04/2021

In the latest report of the National Forestry Commission (Conafor), there is a record of 106 active forest fires in 21 states of the national territory, affecting 20,583 hectares, in which 3,734 people are already working for their rapid control.

Mexico has 106 active forest fires.
Mexico has 106 active forest fires.

So far, 15 fires have been completely extinguished and no longer pose any risk to forests, jungles, and citizens. Of the total of 106 forest fires, Conafor highlighted that there are 14 fires affecting 11 protected natural areas in the Isla de Guadalupe Biosphere Reserve in the municipality of San Quintin in the state of Baja California, as well as in other Mexican states.

Protected nature reserves affected by forest fires

Isla de Guadalupe Biosphere Reserve (Baja California).

Cumbres de Monterrey National Park (Nuevo León)

El Cielo Biosphere Reserve (Tamaulipas)

Sierra de Manantlán Biosphere Reserve (Jalisco)

Natural Resources Protection Area (Nayarit)

Natural Resources Protection Area (Zacatecas)

Chichinautzin Biological Corridor Flora and Fauna Protection Area (Morelos)

Two Biosphere Reserves Sierra Gorda (Querétaro)

Two La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserves (Mazatlán)

Selva El Ocote Biosphere Reserve (Chiapas)

Cañón del Sumidero National Park (Chiapas)

The National Forestry Commission (Canafor), invites the national population to report forest fires to the toll-free number 800-4623634 or 911.

Likewise, Canafor highlighted that during the first months of 2021, forest fires registered in 21 states have affected thousands of hectares and currently represent double the number of hectares affected than those registered in the same period of 2020.

The entities of Jalisco, Veracruz, State of Mexico, Morelos, Chiapas, Michoacán, Puebla, Tlaxcala, and Mexico City register the highest number of fires, affecting agricultural and livestock activities.