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1  Ukrainian Research Institute of Forestry and Forest Melioration named after G.M. Vysotsky


A necessary condition for the functioning of the biosphere is to preserve and increase the area of forests. Forest ecosystems in most regions of the world suffer from fires. According to recent data, the tense and complicated situation with forest fires has also developed in Ukraine, and this issue requires constant study and research.

The aim of the work was to analyze the dynamics of forest fires in Ukraine's forests, including those related to the management State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine (SFRAU), to identify the extent and depth of forests in various forestry and administrative areas of Ukraine.

The data of forest fires in the forests of Ukraine from 2000 to 2017 and on the territory belonging to them and referred to the sphere of management of the State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine. The average annual number and area and the relative burning of the forests of these territories for the period from 2007 to 2017 are determined. These data are comparatively natural and anthropogenic in different administrative and forestry areas.

Due to the determination of spatial tendencies of fires in different forestry and administrative regions of Ukraine, it is established that the number and area of fires are significantly different, having its own features and explanations. Also, there is an extremely large difference in relative burning.

The number of forest fires depends on arid anomalous conditions. The area of the fires will depend on the timeliness of detection and the effectiveness of extinguishing

Keywords: forest fire; meteorological data; tendencies of fires; natural fire danger; administrative area; forestry area, relative burning