SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov. 17 (EUROPA PRESS) –
This Friday, the Cabildo of Tenerife hosted the presentation of the Postal stamp commemorating the 145th anniversary of the Corps of Forestry Agents.
The stamp, of which 125,000 copies will be issued, includes an image of a forest in which the sun’s rays filter through the trees along with the shield that represents these agents and is made up of a royal frame and a crossed pickaxe, intertwined, with a vegetal border and crowned.
The stamp can be purchased at the Post Office, through Correos Market, by contacting the Philatelic Service at the email email@example.com or by calling 915 197 197, pick up a note from the Cabildo.
The presentation event was attended by the president of the Tenerife Cabildo, Rosa Dávila; the insular director of the Natural Environment, Pedro Millán; the director of Postal Philately, Leire Díez; and the Environment Agent of the Cabildo and member of the board of directors of the Spanish Association of Forestry and Environmental Agents (AEAFMA), Jonás Hernández.
Rosa Dávila highlighted the “emotional” nature of the event because it also recognizes the work that forestry agents have done during the recent fire that the island has suffered.
“We once again reiterate our gratitude on behalf of all citizens and we continue to encourage them to carry out their work, which is none other than taking care of nature so that we can all enjoy it,” he commented.
For her part, Leire Díez highlighted the work of forestry agents who, by preserving the environment, play an important role in social cohesion in the rural world, in line with the activity of Correos in that area.
Jonás Hernández thanked Correos for this decision “which recognizes the work done by the 6,000 agents throughout the territory and which makes visible the work they do.”
Like the Correos colleagues, he noted, “forestry agents are distributed throughout the territory and serve as a backbone throughout the state; our commitment is to continue working to take care of the mountains and the environment.”
In that sense, he also thanked the Cabildo for the possibility of making visible the work they do so that society knows first-hand the work they do.
The date that has been taken as a reference for the origin of the Forestry and Environmental Agents of Spain was July 11, 1877, when, under the reign of Alfonso XII, the Law for the Improvement, Development and Repopulation of Public Forests was promulgated.
In this law, the so-called ‘Crop Foremen’ were created and two years later they were authorized to report damage caused to the forests.
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A few decades later, in 1907, after appreciating the need to have a specific Corps dedicated to the protection and conservation of the mountains, the State Forest Guard Corps was created.
Later, in the Second Republic, they became considered public officials, and access to the Corps was determined through competitive examinations and officially declaring themselves to be the Auxiliary Forest Guards of Public Order.
In 1978 they were renamed Forest Agents and it is with the Constitution when transfers in environmental matters take place to the Autonomous Communities, which assume exclusive competence regarding the management and organization of personnel.
For its part, the Spanish Association of Forestry and Environmental Agents (AEAFMA) was established in 1999 as a legally constituted professional association and its purpose is to work for professional interests, the promotion, development and dissemination of the professional activity of Forestry and Environmental Agents. from Spain.