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Fire Management

Carbon emissions from savanna burning contribute to global climate change. Improved fire management in Africa could dramatically reduce carbon emissions and build ecosystem resilience, reduce threats to biodiversity and provide much needed financial support to local economies. 


Land managers can accomplish a “cooler” burn by intentionally starting grassland fires early in the dry season, using less woody fuel overall but still removing enough vegetation to prevent unintended high-intensity fires later in the season. As a result, less carbon emissions are released into the atmosphere, while more carbon is retained in the soil. Both outcomes are quantifiable and sellable as carbon offset credits on the global carbon market.

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