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Castilla y León

Castile and León is an autonomous community in north-western Spain. It is the largest Region in Spain, covering an area of 94,223 square kilometres (36,380 sq mi) with an official population of around 2.5 million (2011).

Castile and León has a continentalized Mediterranean climate: a Mediterranean climate with a marked continual character. 1,900,000 hectares (4,700,000 acres) of the territory has been deforested, representing 40% of historic forest lands. This deforestation is principally due to human activities over the centuries.

However, recently the decline in rural population is resulting in an increase in forested land. The fire accidents occur mainly during the summer or autumn entry but also to the exit of winter and early spring, coinciding with the abundance of dry vegetation, due to aridity summer or winter frost.

In order to foster its forest management and for the promotion of forestry and forest-based industries, the Region created CESEFOR ( as a private non-profit Foundation in January 2003, with an international remit.

The Foundation nowadays contributes to the regional development, competitiveness and sustainability of the forestry industries.


CESEFOR brings together a range of services in capacity building, consultancy, training and R&D projects. Highly specialized in web and software developments, high-tech solutions for forestry products and communication, including graphic design, social media, event planning. CESEFOR publishes “IndForma” and hosts the Mediterranean Model Forest Network Secretariat since 2008 (


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