Global Wildland Fire Network

Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN) Mission Statement

The mandate of the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and the Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN), a global voluntary network, is to provide policy advice and to facilitate science and technology transfer to enable nations

  • to reduce the negative impacts of vegetation fires (“wildland fires”) on the environment and humanity, and
  • to advance the knowledge and application of the ecologically and environmentally benign role of natural fire in fire-dependent ecosystems, and sustainable application of fire in land-use systems.

Note: In 2001 the IUCN and GFMC initiated that the theme of “Wildland Fire” became one of four Working Groups of the UNISDR Inter-Agency Task Force for Disaster Reduction and transited to the Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN). The GFMC inherited the seat of IUCN in the Inter-Agency Task Force. Under the new setting GFMC / GWFN are now a UNISDR Thematic Platform (

Website of the Global Wildland Fire Network with 14 Regional Websites:



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