RCAFMRC

 

Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center
(RCAFMRC)
 

Training Course and Consultation on Community-based
Fire Management

 

    

  


  In order to enhance the capacities of fire management personnel in Mongolia through trainings and demonstration activities for implementation of EuroFire standards and community-based approaches in Mongolia, 2 training courses were conducted in Choibalsan city, Dornod province, eastern Mongolia and Bugant village, Selenge province, central Mongolia
 Photo impression of the Training Course and Consultation in Bugant village, Selenge Province, Mongolia

 

 

Mr. J.Munkhdalai, State ranger, briefing the fire situation of 2015 in Bugant area

 

           Demonstration of tools and equipment

 

  

 Discussion about role and participation of local stakeholders during the forest fires season

 

Trainees – representatives of local companies, NGOs, Forest User Groups (FUG) and authorities

 

  

Natural regeneration in Scots pine stand near Bugant village

 

Fire-free season of Bugant village

                         

 

 

 


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RCAFMRC

 

Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center
(RCAFMRC)
 

Training Course and Consultation on Community-based
Fire Management

 

    

  


  In order to enhance the capacities of fire management personnel in Mongolia through trainings and demonstration activities for implementation of EuroFire standards and community-based approaches in Mongolia, 2 training courses were conducted in Choibalsan city, Dornod province, eastern Mongolia and Bugant village, Selenge province, central Mongolia
 Photo impression of the Training Course and Consultation in Bugant village, Selenge Province, Mongolia

 

 

Mr. J.Munkhdalai, State ranger, briefing the fire situation of 2015 in Bugant area

 

           Demonstration of tools and equipment

 

  

 Discussion about role and participation of local stakeholders during the forest fires season

 

Trainees – representatives of local companies, NGOs, Forest User Groups (FUG) and authorities

 

  

Natural regeneration in Scots pine stand near Bugant village

 

Fire-free season of Bugant village

                         

 

 

 


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RCAFMRC

 

Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region
(FMRC-CAR)
 

Opening of the FMRC-CAR

 

    

  


  

An opening ceremony of the Fire Managament Resource Center-Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR) was followed by the theRegional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia was held on 21-25 September 2015, Forestry Research and Training Center, Batsumber, Tuv province, Mongolia.

Photo impression of the Opening ceremony of the FMRC-CAR
 

 

 

           Prof. Dr. Goldammer (GFMC) giving a keynote speech on Wildland Fire Situation in the Central Asian Region

 

From left: Prof. Dr. Goldammer (GFMC), Deputy Minister M.Khurelsukh (MEGDT, Mongolia), Mr. Daniel Valenghi (Swiss Cooperation Office in Mongolia), Dr. B.Oyunsanaa (FMRC-CAR)

   

 Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister M.Khurelsukh, MEGDT, Mongolia, and Chief of the National Committee on Forest and Steppe Fire Protection of Mongolia

 

From left: Dr. Ts.Chuluunbaatar (MEGDT, Mongolia), Ms.Chuluuntsetseg (MEGDT), B.Oyunsanaa (FMRC-CAR), Prof. Dr. J.G.Goldammer (GFMC), Colonel J.Ganbaatar (LEU, Mongolia)

 

  

Opening Remarks by Vice President, Prof. Dr. B.Boldgiv (NUM) and Director, Prof. Dr. N.Baatarbileg (NUM)

 

Consultation on further collobaration with Delegations from Central Asian neighbours. From left: Mr. Emilbek Umaraliev (Kyrgyz Republic), Mr. Duman Dukenbaev, Mr. Yevgeniy Arkhipov (Republic of Kazakhstan), Johann G.Goldammer (GFMC), Mr. Dogdurbek Abdiraev (Kyrgyz Republic), B.Oyunsanaa (FMRC-CAR)

     

 

 

 


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RCAFMRC

 

Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region
(FMRC-CAR)
 

The Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia

 

    

  


  

Among its multiple functions FMRC-CAR is addressing the increasing demand on collection and distribution of data and information relevant to fire management with the regional neighbourhoods, the facilitation in capacity building in fire management at regional level and the exchange of human and technical resources where needed. The Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia was held on 21-25 September 2015, Forestry Research and Training Center, Batsumber, Tuv province, Mongolia. In the training, fire management authorities from neighboring Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan were participated. EuroFire competency standard materials were used during the training, fire managers and local firefighters were enthusiastic about the training materials. Mongolian version of the EuroFire standards soon will be added to thewww.euro-fire.eu

Photo impression of the Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia
 

 

 

Field training: Classroom training in the cold

 

           Setting up team and preparing the equipment and tools

   

 Construction of a fireline

                   Starting a prescribed fire at an anchor point 

  

Discussion with NEMA representatives

               Group photo with NEMA participants     

 

 

 


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RCAFMRC

 

Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center
(RCAFMRC)
 

Fire Ecology Research

 

    

  


  In order to support the transboundary fire management activities, the RCAFMRC has conducted a research project “Estimating grass fuel loads with a disk pasture meter and GIS tools in north-eastern Mongolian steppe” were the most border crossing fires occurs. Determining and mapping the amount of grass available to burn can help fire managers, land managers accurately predict fire behaviour and manage the risk. The field study was done between 26 June and 7 July 2015 and data analysis is under processing. The results of this research will be delivered to the border authorities, local government of the regions and the national emergency management agency for their use. This research was funded by the National University of Mongolia “Project No. 3C 2015 SEAS-19”.
 Photo impression of the north-eastern Mongolia grassland fuel estimating project
 

 

 

Abundant grass in the wet-meadows 2 months after the fire

 

           Steppe fires often inters to the forests nearby

   

 Measuring Leaf Are Index (LAI)

 

Grass biomass sampling by species

 

  

Grass biomass sampling for the calibration of the Disk Pasture Meter

 

Sampling species by species takes time and needs some shelter (+40C)

   

Border of burnt and unburnt area

 

Measurement of the Disk Pasture Meter

   

Direct weighing of the samples

 

Weighing the samples and cooling down after hot day

   

Many dried out water bodies, because of early growing season extreme drought

 

Consultation on cross-boundary fire with the border authorities

 

 

 

 


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FMRC-CAR

Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR) 

Opening of the FMRC-CAR


An opening ceremony of the Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR) was followed by the the Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia was held on 21-25 September 2015, Forestry Research and Training Center, Batsumber, Tuv province, Mongolia.

Photo impression of the Opening ceremony of the FMRC-CAR


Prof. Dr. Goldammer (GFMC) giving a keynote speech on Wildland Fire Situation in the Central Asian RegionFrom left: Prof. Dr. Goldammer (GFMC), Deputy Minister M.Khurelsukh (MEGDT, Mongolia), Mr. Daniel Valenghi (Swiss Cooperation Office in Mongolia), Dr. B.Oyunsanaa (FMRC-CAR)  Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister M.Khurelsukh, MEGDT, Mongolia, and Chief of the National Committee on Forest and Steppe Fire Protection of Mongolia
From left: Dr. Ts.Chuluunbaatar (MEGDT, Mongolia), Ms.Chuluuntsetseg (MEGDT), B.Oyunsanaa (FMRC-CAR), Prof. Dr. J.G.Goldammer (GFMC), Colonel J.Ganbaatar (LEU, Mongolia)Opening Remarks by Vice President, Prof. Dr. B.Boldgiv (NUM) and Director, Prof. Dr. N.Baatarbileg (NUM)Consultation on further collobaration with Delegations from Central Asian neighbours. From left: Mr. Emilbek Umaraliev (Kyrgyz Republic), Mr. Duman Dukenbaev, Mr. Yevgeniy Arkhipov (Republic of Kazakhstan), Johann G.Goldammer (GFMC), Mr. Dogdurbek Abdiraev (Kyrgyz Republic), B.Oyunsanaa (FMRC-CAR)


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RCAFMRC

 

Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region
(FMRC-CAR)
 

The Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia

 

    

  


  

Among its multiple functions FMRC-CAR is addressing the increasing demand on collection and distribution of data and information relevant to fire management with the regional neighbourhoods, the facilitation in capacity building in fire management at regional level and the exchange of human and technical resources where needed. The Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia was held on 21-25 September 2015, Forestry Research and Training Center, Batsumber, Tuv province, Mongolia. In the training, fire management authorities from neighboring Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan were participated. EuroFire competency standard materials were used during the training, fire managers and local firefighters were enthusiastic about the training materials. Mongolian version of the EuroFire standards soon will be added to thewww.euro-fire.eu

Photo impression of the Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia
 

 

 

Field training: Classroom training in the cold

 

           Setting up team and preparing the equipment and tools

   

 Construction of a fireline

                   Starting a prescribed fire at an anchor point 

  

Discussion with NEMA representatives

               Group photo with NEMA participants     

 

 

 


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RCAFMRC

 

Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center
(RCAFMRC)
 

Fire Ecology Research

 

    

  


  In order to support the transboundary fire management activities, the RCAFMRC has conducted a research project “Estimating grass fuel loads with a disk pasture meter and GIS tools in north-eastern Mongolian steppe” were the most border crossing fires occurs. Determining and mapping the amount of grass available to burn can help fire managers, land managers accurately predict fire behaviour and manage the risk. The field study was done between 26 June and 7 July 2015 and data analysis is under processing. The results of this research will be delivered to the border authorities, local government of the regions and the national emergency management agency for their use. This research was funded by the National University of Mongolia “Project No. 3C 2015 SEAS-19”.
 Photo impression of the north-eastern Mongolia grassland fuel estimating project
 

 

 

Abundant grass in the wet-meadows 2 months after the fire

 

           Steppe fires often inters to the forests nearby

   

 Measuring Leaf Are Index (LAI)

 

Grass biomass sampling by species

 

  

Grass biomass sampling for the calibration of the Disk Pasture Meter

 

Sampling species by species takes time and needs some shelter (+40C)

   

Border of burnt and unburnt area

 

Measurement of the Disk Pasture Meter

   

Direct weighing of the samples

 

Weighing the samples and cooling down after hot day

   

Many dried out water bodies, because of early growing season extreme drought

 

Consultation on cross-boundary fire with the border authorities

 

 

 

 


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REGIONAL CENTRAL ASIA WILDLAND FIRE NETWORK


A Region of the Global Wildland Fire Network

Introduction


Central Asia has recently suffered major forest and other wildland fire problems. The causes of an increasing occurrence of wildfires in forests and other wildlands, including the underlying reasons for increasing human-caused fires, vary within the region and are due to:

  • transition from centrally planned to market economies
  • national to regional conflicts, creation of new nations, involving political tensions and war
  • increasing population growth and land-use pressure
  • regional climate change towards increase of extreme droughts

It has been proposed that a Regional Wildland Fire Network for Central Asia would assist to promote cooperation and sharing of resources in wildland fire management, including wildland fire science. In order to create this network, one of the six networks within the region of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE), a major regional conference, organized by the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire was held in Antalya, Turkey, 30 March – 3 April 2004.

Several reasons supported the idea for holding such a regional conference in Turkey.First, the Balkan countries, some of them being in a post-war situation and under reconstruction, as well as the South Eastern European countries which are still in economic and political transition, have not participated in recent activities of the ECE/FAO Fire Team of Specialists on Forest Fire and other international wildland fire research and development projects. Second, the neighbouring countries of Turkey, such as the Caucasus states, Iran,Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, are quite isolated from recent scientific and technological developments in fire management. Third, the fire problems in Mongolia and northern China, and to a limited extent in Afghanistan,call for cooperation with the ECE region.

From the point of view of the ECE/FAO/ILO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire and the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), which coordinates the work of the team in the ECE region and keeps close contacts with non-ECE countries, the countries listed above deserve full attention and support to bring them into the family of the international community of forest fire scientists, managers and policymakers.

Theconference was concluded successfully and resulted in the “Antalya Declarationon Cooperation in Wildland Fire Management in the Balkans, EasternMediterranean, Near East and Central Asia”:

Follow-up discussions were held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 20-21 July 2004 (participants: Focal Points from Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and GFMC). At the Regional Central Asian Forest Congress “Forest Policy: Problems and Solutions”, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 25-27 November 2004, the GFMC presented the status of the regional network and the Global Wildland Fire Network. In the resolution of the congress the forest services of Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan endorsed the participation in the Global Wildland Fire Network and the development of an international wildland fire accord.


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Regional Central Asia Wildland Fire Network

A Region of the Global Wildland Fire Network

Background Information, Regional and National Wildland Fire Reports


Central Asia Country Reports published in UN-ECE/ECE International Forest Fire News (IFFN)
Regional Reports
Other Reports
FAO Global Forest Fire Assessment 1990-2000

The Global Fire Report includes an Asia Region Fire Assessment with Chapter 3.4 “Middle East, Central Asia and East Asia Sub-Region”. The Russian Federation report is part of the Europe Region Fire Assessment (Sub-Chapter 4.3.7). The complete file can be downloaded on the FAO and the GFMC websites at:


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