XV World Forestry Congress


Elena Hernández Paredes

Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Spain

Service Manager, Wildfire Management Service


Elena Hernández has a Master of Science in Forest Engineering (MScFE). Since 2009 she has worked for the Wildfire Management Service, Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Spain, as a Service Manager. She is responsible for international affairs and relationships along with national prevention, preparedness and suppression strategies and actions. She also manages the National Wildfire Preparedness Program, which includes field exercises, exchanges of experts and the coordination of the Forest Fire Assessment and Advisory Team (FAST) of Spain. Her role also includes coordination of different working groups at national and international level.