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Community based fire management (CBFiM) training workshop (Northeast Asian region)

Fire Management Working Paper - FM/24/E










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    Today’s urbanized societies tend to asks for wildfire exclusion through the strengthening of suppression resources to the extent that available budgets can buy. Unfortunately however, year after year, the experience shows that only a better understanding of the role of fire in the forest ecosystems can help to prevent catastrophic fires. In many places the rural land abandonment is creating the conditions for large fires, because of the huge fuel accumulations that are spreading into former agri cultural lands. To establish data on burning by local people their aims and motivations have been analyzed. The information gathered concludes that 60 percent of the total number of fires in the country can be prevented if controlled burning is carried out together with the farmers instead of just forbidding them from burning. Therefore, awareness rising or sensitization programmes in the rural villages are crucial for the success in fire management when remembering that the local population a re those who cause the fire damages and also remembering that training in controlled burning with the help of specialized teams (EPRIF1.) are organized in the areas where the number of fires is high. Besides the EPRIF activities also other programs are carried out to promote cooperation with volunteers living in small villages by e.g. visiting them and providing economical incentives to them when they become integrated in permanent fire management organizations supervised by the Administration. Urban and rural people can cooperate together in these organizations to prevent fires.
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    Communities in flames: proceedings of an international conference on community involvement in fire management 2002
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    As global concern over the fate of the world’s forests has grown generally, so too has specific concern over the frequency and intensity of forest fires, which have increased dramatically as a result of human activities in recent years. Since the widespread fires of the late 1990s, numerous organizations have supported various fire prevention, suppression and management initiatives. These efforts have indicated that no single actor can independently solve the serious social, economic and ecologi cal challenges associated with uncontrolled forest fires. Importantly, it is now increasingly recognized that, in many countries, local communities can play significant positive roles in fire management. The publication provides long-awaited and first-hand insights into community-based forest fire management. It should prove useful to those responsible for formulating and implementing fire management policies and programmes in better understanding the key issues and challenges of involving loca l people as effective partners in managing forest fires.
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    Community-based tree and forest product enterprises: market analysis and development, booklet D
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    The aim of Phase 2 is to select the most promising products and gather information for their further development, identifying potential markets and means of marketing. At the end of this phase, interest groups will be formed to further develop each of the selected products, and a team will be formed to undertake Phase 3.

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