oa Madoqua - The incidence of veld-fire in the Etosha National Park, 1970-1979

Volume 12, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



This paper documents the temporal and spatial incidence of veldfire in the Etosha National Park from 1970-1979. The data analysed indicate that most veld-fim are caused by lightning and occur chiefly from October-December. There were three times as many naturally caused fires in 1975- 1979 as in the preceding five-year period. Virtually all vegetated areas of the park burned at least once during the period 1970-1979. These and other findings are discussed in relation to climate and management practices.

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