The Kunene Forest Conservation Committee have spent a lot of time making natural firebreaks – and good news, it is working.
During a recent visit, Gertrude was so pleased to see that although there had been a fire in one part of the forest, due to the firebreaks, the fire had not been able to spread.
This has limited the amount of damage caused and encourages not only this Forest Conservation Committee to continue the hard work but neighbouring committees too.
The committee are keen to start bee keeping, a natural way of keeping people out of the forests thus helping prevent fires being set. It will also benefit the group as they can harvest honey for themselves and sell any excess honey.