Veld Fire Management Tips
- 03 Aug
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Veld fires have become one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time, causing so much destruction to Zimbabwe’s natural reso
urces, property and human life. They are defined as blazes that get out of control, become wild and in the process destroy the environment, human life and property. In the past five years, from 2009 to date, 62 people died as a result of veld fires during the dry season. Millions of dollars’ worth of property, vast tracts of land, plantations, crops and pastures were also destroyed by veld fires, compromising the nation’s food security and nutrition status. Research by the Agency has shown that; smokers, people who fish at night, honey harvesters, travellers waiting for early morning buses and hunters are the major culprits who cause the veld fires in Zimbabwe.
Construct fireguards that are at least 9metres wide.