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NEW POPULAR ARTICLE: "Trusting local knowledge: the case of fire management in a Namibian park"

11 Sep 2020 - 11:00

A popular article by Dr Glynis Humphrey (PCU, UCT), A/Prof. Gina Ziervogel (ACDI, UCT) and A/Prof. Lindsey Gillson (PCU, UCT), titled 'Trusting local knowledge: the case of fire management in a Namibian park' was published in The Conversation yesterday, 10 September 2020.

A dry veld scene with a fire burning the grass and plants, leaving the earth blackened.

Photo credit: Conor Eastment

As the title suggests, the article focuses on the use of local knowledge in conservation planning and management, in relation to fire in Bwabwata National Park in north-east Namibia. The article discusses politics and fire, and important traditional knowledge from the Khwe-San and Mbukushu people. The article is publicly available here.