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Title:The use of fire as a management tool in the savanna and woodland areas of Namibia
Author:Graz, F. Patrick
Year:2010
Periodical:Journal - Namibia Scientific Society (ISSN 1018-7677)
Volume:58
Pages:56-64
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Namibia
Southern Africa
Subjects:fires
savannas
forest management
History, Archaeology
Fire ecology
Vegetation management--Namibia--History
Abstract:Woodland savanna forms a significant component of the vegetation of northeastern Namibia. Fire plays an important role in the development of vegetation. So far, little research has been conducted on the original purposes of burning by local people. Such purposes are varied, ranging from vegetation management for grazing to hunting and gathering. This paper reviews previously published and unpublished sources to obtain a greater understanding of the traditional use of fire in Namibia. This would assist in the development of fire management strategies together with local communities. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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