Text: Ran Levy-Yamamori, illustrations: Amir Balaban
Forest fires rarely happen spontaniousely. They are usually caused by human activities.
This is an atempt to show the impact of forest fire on both men and widlife in order to persuade people who live close to forests or who visit forests, to encourage people to be more careful about the danger of causing a fire.
This story happen in Cyprus, but is good for every place where the Maquis, the typical Mediterranean thickets, are found. It takes a few minutes to cause a fire, but dozens of years to restore that burned forest, and even then, never to its original stage.
This story gets a special importance especially after the 2007 fires in Greece.