Managing fires – reduction, readiness, response and recovery

Part 3:  Managing fires – reduction, readiness, response and recovery

With funding provided by the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Special Climate Change Fund, the UNDP-supported “FynbosFire Project” is aimed at developing sustainable interventions to radically reform the approach to managing wildfires and to implement strategies to better cope with increasing wildfire risks and damages due to climate change.

This project has been implemented within the framework of the Working on Fire Program, a successful large-scale enterprise program of the Government of South Africa, which recruits young men and women and trains them to implement a range of IFM products and services which includes fire management planning, fire detection, prevention, suppression and community fire awareness.

 

The full photo essay is available here: https://undp-biodiversity.exposure.co/climate-change-fuels-fires
Story: Tessa Oliver, Andrea Egan, Akiko Yamamoto
Photos: All by Tessa Oliver, Project Coordinator unless noted as Working on Fire, Southern Cape Fire Protection Association, @SullivanPhotographyZA

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