The platform criticized the ‘political absence’ regarding the environment, in addition to the weakness of institutions, laxity and negligence of officials, as well as the lack of specialized human resources, which aggravate this problem.
Since mid-February, forest fires have been raging in several areas of the country at a time when the country is experiencing an intense period of drought that is even limiting energy generation and crop irrigation.
The National Agency of Protected Areas (ANAP) criticized that the fires are provoked and deforestation will have consequences not only for the effects of global warming, but also on the survival of the populations in the national territory.
Jeantel Joseph of ANAP, told Le Nouvelliste that they could not yet make an estimate of the losses following the fires in Ti Sous, Savann Bourik, Corneille, Marre Boeufs because recovery actions continue in some areas.
The problem persists despite efforts by Protected Areas Protection Brigade agents, so the ANAP appealed to the solidarity of all the living forces of the nation and in particular to the stakeholders of the environmental sector, local authorities, press and citizens to alleviate the deforestation campaign to the detriment of the country.