United for the Santo Tomás Pecúl volcano: community members are trained against forest fires.

April 10, 2024

In coordination with the National Forest Institute (INAB), a workshop was held on basic forest fire control techniques for the volunteer brigade formed by the Friends of the Ixtacapa River Association (ADRI) of the village of Tzamjuyup in the municipality of Nahualá, Sololá.

This workshop was attended by 16 members of the brigade and was carried out with the objective of preventing forest fires in the area, especially in the ecosystem of the Santo Tomás Pecúl volcano, which recently suffered a fire that severely damaged more than 500 hectares of forest and impacted the ecosystem services and biodiversity of the area.

In addition to the training process, supplies, and materials for fire control were delivered to contribute to the equipment of the brigade members, who have the responsibility to be prepared and the courage to face these fires.

This action was carried out within the framework of the project “Contributing to socio-ecological landscapes resilient to climate change for prosperity and family nutrition in Guatemala and El Salvador”, thanks to the financial support of the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) with a counterpart contribution from ICC.


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