Zakour Forest fire risk map assessment in the commune of Mamounia (Mascara, Algeria)


  • Djamel Anteur Tahar Moulay University of Saida, Research Laboratory of Water Resources and Environment, BP 138 cité ENNASR 20000, Saida, Algeria, e-mail:
  • Abdelkrim Benaradj Salhi Ahmed University Center of Naama, Laboratory of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas, BP 66, Naâma, Algeria
  • Youcef Fekir Mustapha Stambouli University of Mascara, Research Laboratory on Biological Systems and Geomatics, Avenue Cheikh El Khaldi, Mascara 29000, Algeria
  • Djillali Baghdadi Ahmed Zabana University Center in Rélizane, Bourmadia, Relizane, Algeria


The great forest of Zakour is located north of the commune of Mamounia (department of Mascara). It is considered the lung of the city of Mascara, covers an area of 126.8 ha. It is a forest that is subject to several natural and human constraints. Among them, the fires are a major danger because of their impacts on forest ecosystems. The purpose of this work is to develop a fire risk map of the Zakour Forest through the contribution of geomatics according to natural and anthropogenic conditions (human activities, agglomeration, agricultural land) while integrating information from ground on the physiognomy of the vegetation.
For this, the creation of a clearer fire risk map to delimit the zones potentially sensitive to forest fires in the forest area of Zakour. This then allows good implementation of detection management plans, for better prevention and decision-making assistance in protecting and fighting forest fires.

DOI 10.2478/ffp-2021-0003
Source Folia Forestalia Polonica, Series A – Forestry
Print ISSN 0071-6677
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Type of article
original article
Original title
Zakour Forest fire risk map assessment in the commune of Mamounia (Mascara, Algeria)
Publisher The Committee on Forestry Sciences and Wood Technology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Forest Research Institute in Sekocin Stary
Date 13/03/2021


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