Strategies reduce wildfires � Tshekedi

Vigorous fire management strategies have reduced incidents of wild land fires from over 15 million hectares in 2011, to about three million hectares in the 2014/15-fire season.

This was said by the Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama at the fourth National Fire Conference in Gaborone yesterday.

“A lot of effort has been put towards building capacity at all levels including communities to understand fire dynamics. An integrated approach of prevention and suppression has served us well,” Khama said.  The ministry attributed the success in fire suppression to collaborations with the Australian government through the New South Wales Rural Fire Services.

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Government’s efforts commendable!

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