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Namibia: Fire Management Key to Survival for San Communities

Lara Diez of Nyae Nyae Development Foundation advised this week, "collaboration between stakeholders and empowering the community are keys to our success," when she announced the completion of another round of training for members of the San community at Nyae Nyae to prevent and control bush fires. In early June a joint San team underwent refresher training in fire management.

This was followed by a review of the previous year's fire and early burning to reduce the volume of combustible material in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy and Community Forest, the M'kata Community Forest and the N≠a Jaqna Conservancy. The practical benefits of both prevention and containment, form the basis of the fire training. The refresher course was presented in partnership with the Directorate of Forestry, Community Forests in Namibia and the Namparks Project. The aim is to reduce and prevent destructive wild fires. The training took place at Klein Dobe Camp in Nyae Nyae.

Soil Science

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