Observance of the laws

After the destructive wildfires on Evia in August 2021, the government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis passed a legislative act by which public or private forests destroyed by fires must be earmarked for reforestation within 30 days. 

The provision was aimed at discouraging encroachers and leading to the summary demolition of all buildings erected on burnt land.

Plan unveiled for regeneration of burned forest areas in Mount Penteli

Authorities on Friday presented a plan for the restoration and recovery of forest areas on Mount Penteli that were devastated by a wildfire in July 2022. The plan was unveiled by Deputy Minister of Environment George Amyras and Mayor of Penteli Dimitra Kechagia at the local municipality.

‘Some 90 pct of burned forest areas recovered’

The rehabilitation works of some 90 percent of the 139,500 hectares of land damaged in forest fires last year have been completed, the head of the General Directorate of Forestry has said.

Noting that the rehabilitation works will be completed by the end of the year, Bekir Karacabey said, "The methods to rehabilitate these lands were determined under the guidance of technical teams."