INFOCA staff have made an “unrelenting, and even beyond reasonable, effort” to save the fir forest of Los Reales, the botanical jewel of Sierra Bermeja, as explained Alejandro Garcia, the deputy director of the Regional Operational Center (COR) of INFOCA.
The degree of impact of the fire in this forest has been «less than 10 percent«, Despite the fact that at first it was feared that this area would be larger. This data has been corroborated after a visual inspection of the area by the COR management.
On the other hand, Alejandro García has highlighted the «high resilience»Of Sierra Bermeja, which confirms that this environment will end up recovering of the devastating effects of the fire, since in addition, the fire has affected him “in a very gradual way”.
The fir forest It is the great natural treasure of Sierra Bermeja. It is made up abies pinsapo, a species that only grows in the Sierra de las Nieves, Sierra Bermeja and Sierra de Grazalema (Cádiz), where its surroundings are located near the Mediterranean and at high altitude. The one in Sierra Bermeja is the only one that has grown on rock peridotite.