We all know the catastrophic consequences of forest fires. At least 90% of forest fires are caused by humans. For example, details for the USA:

Fact + Statistics: Wildfires

To reduce the likelihood of a fire, it is enough to follow simple rules:

  • Do not use open fire
  • Use camp stoves that prevent the spread of sparks and leave unextinguished coals
  • Do not smoke in the forest, but in case of smoking, use portable closable ashtrays
  • Do not drive into the woods when there is a risk of fires or without extinguishing and grounding systems
  • Do not throw bottles and other transparent objects in the forest. They can act as lenses and ignite dry grass when exposed to the sun
  • Avoid visiting forests during periods of fire risk

In addition, there are many fire regulations adapted to different destinations, such as:

Notice of Defensible Space Inspection

Rules for Safe Recreation in the Forest

Fire Safety Rules in the Forest

Also, you should remember – what to do in the forest in case of fire:

Memo on Actions in the Event of a Forest Fire

Before, During and After a Wildfire

It is worth noting that due to the location of different countries in different climatic zones, fire regulations can vary greatly. Services that should be notified about forest fires may also differ. Before going to the forest, be sure to study the fire rules of the destination. This will help to avoid fires, and sometimes to avoid legal liability in the case of a fire if it can be proven that the fire was caused by your violation of the rules.

In this case, smart tourism can well help one of the goals of the SDG, namely “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”.