Understanding the Causes, Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts, and Management of Veld Fires in Tropical Zimbabwe

Report Date: December 2012

Veld fires are a common phenomenon in the savanna ecosystems of Zimbabwe. This is the first study investigating the causes and socio-economic and environmental impacts of wildland veld fires in Zimbabwe. The research used published literature, reports, informal interviews, and field observations to gain information necessary to improve fire prevention and control practices. The research proposes that veld fire management should move away from fire fighting to management practices to reduce the negative impact and enhance the positive effects of veld fires.

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Nyamadzawo, George, Willis Gwenzi, Artwell Kanda, Alfred Kundhlande, and Chipo Masona. Understanding the Causes, Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts, and Management of Veld Fires in Tropical Zimbabwe. Fire Science Reviews, a SpringerOpen Journal, 2013 2:2.

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