FIGHTING THE VELD FIRE SCOURGE
- 24 Aug
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Veld fires have emerged to be one of the greatest environmental challenges in Zimbabwe. Over the years, an average of a million hectares is burnt each year, resulting in loss of pasture, forestry resources, plantations, livestock, property and sadly human lives. In the past five years 72 lives were lost and property worth millions of dollars was destroyed.
We are now in the 2015 fire season that starts on the 31st of July and ends on the 31st of October each year. To date, several veld fire incidences have been recorded and several hectares have already been burnt destroying pastures, forestry resources and plantations.