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Up to $20 million reward for snitching on those who start forest fires

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Up to $20 million reward for snitching on those who start forest fires

At the Unified Command Post established in response to the El Niño phenomenon in Casanare, information was provided on this measure adopted by the National Government, in which rewards of up to 20 million pesos will be paid to those who denounce and allow the capture of the arsonists who They are attacking natural resources, by generating forest fires and prohibited burning.

The enabled lines are: 3143587212 anti-crime line. 3203001101 line for environmental protection.

Agreements with firefighters

Likewise, in the PMU led by Guillermo Velandia, director of Disaster Risk Management of the Government, it was announced that 17 municipalities of Casanare already have current firefighting agreements. Only the municipalities of Támara and San Luis de Palenque are pending and are advancing in their process, which could become active in the coming days.

Regarding the balance of forest fires and prohibited burning, to date, a consolidated 378 events have been recorded, which have destroyed 7,378 hectares of vegetation in this department.

“We continue to articulate actions in the face of seasonal emergencies, such as the structural fire in Paz de Ariporo, where two families who lived in the same home lost all their belongings. In response, the Governor sent humanitarian aid that will be delivered this Friday, as support to the homes residing in the La Barranca village,” said engineer Guillermo.

Source: Casanare Government Communications

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