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Silvia Merino-de-Miguel, Federico González-Alonso, Margarita Huesca, Dolors Armenteras, and Carol Franco

) are of great importance because of their climatic seasonality and the intensity of human pressure ( Armenteras et al. 2005 ). In this region, most of the wildfires are human induced, mainly by farmers that use fire for slash-and-burn practices. Most burning occurs during the dry season (December–March) as a way to obtain fresh grass for cattle and to clear fields for cultivation later in the year. There is neither an official record of wildfire statistics in Colombia nor concordant burned area

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