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Reasons for Numerous Early Season Fires

With the good rainfall that was experienced during late summer this year it is certain that major fires will again occur during the dry season (August/September) later this year. To prevent large and uncontrollable dry season fires, management in the KNP has taken the decision to put in as many patch burns as possible early in the dry season (May/June). The reasons behind this decision are:

For those interested in more scientific or policy detail about these issues, contact Navashni Govender at Scientific Services, Skukuza.