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​La Gomera Gives Greater Protection for Garajonay National Park

La Gomera Gives Greater Protection for Garajonay National Park

This week, specialist forest workers of the Government of La Gomera carried out preventive measures to combat future forest fires in the Los Noruegos area adjacent to the Garajonay National Park.

This work involves clearing, pruning, removal of branches and bushes, and adding chipping and removing wood that could help fire to spread.

So far, almost four thousand cubic metres of material have been chipped and then spread across the ground to protect the earth, and also serves as an excellent organic fertiliser.

The Garajonay National Park suffered damage from the fires of 2012, so the recovery of this area is essential.

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