Fire outbreaks can be extremely destructive, leaving a trail of death and devastation in their wake. Each year, Zimbabwe loses approximately a million hectares of forest and grassland to veld fires. To combat veld fires in our parks, we conduct awareness campaigns with communities, highlighting mitigation and response measures.
We also construct and maintain gravel roads and fireguards to limit the spread of unplanned veld fire outbreaks.
Early planned burning also takes place in specific areas to reduce the fuel load and maintain the balance of the ecosystem.