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Ukraine and Belarus

A number of awareness-raising and information materials on wildfire risk reduction in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone were developed by the OSCE in co-operation with the REEFMC and the GFMC in the frame of the project Improving Radiological and Environmental Awareness in Territories Affected by the Chernobyl Accident in Belarus and Ukraine with a Focus on Wildfire Management


Wildfire Risk to Communities is a Forest Service website designed to help community leaders understand how fire risk varies across geographies and prioritize actions to mitigate it. New features were recently added, including the ability to interact with community wildfire risk data and explore risk outside official community boundaries. The update also facilitates comparing risks across multiple communities.

The Fire Safe Council fulfills its mission to preserve California’s natural and man-made resources by mobilizing all Californians to make their homes, neighborhoods and communities fire safe.

The FIREWISE website contains educational information for people who live or vacation in fire-prone areas of the United States. It was designed to acquaint the general public with the challenges of living with wildland fire.

A three-part whiteboard-style U.S. Forest Service video series describes cutting edge risk management tools developed by the Wildfire Risk Management Team, which works with national forests and other fire managers to plan ahead for fire season. The videos describe the history and future of humans’ relationship with fire, the use of both advanced modeling and local knowledge to manage fire risk, and new tools for spatial fire planning.

Smokey Bear Programme: With education and responsible practices, individuals can make a difference in the fight against unwanted wildfire, helping to preserve and protect our natural resources:

Report about suicides in the wildfire community:


The documentary “Pemón Culture: The fire should not be extinguished” reveals the importance of fire to the Pemón people of Canaima National Park (CNP), Venezuela. The film explores the importance of Pemón traditional knowledge in the use of fire, and threats resulting from interruption to the Pemón’s management of CNP’s ecosystems.

The film proposes new sustainable alternatives for the conservation of protected areas, including integrating Pemón traditional knowledge with scientific knowledge for an Intercultural and Participatory Fire management. Such an approach would strengthen technical cooperation between indigenous communities, government agencies and academia. It would help to address the global problem of climate change while promoting respect for the cultural values and management practices of the Pemón people. The film is a product of FONACIT Strategic Project (Ministry of Popular Power for Science, Technology and Innovation, Venezuela): “Ecological bases of Pemón ancestral knowledge of fire: local solutions to global problems of climate change”, led by Prof. Bibiana Bilbao of the University Simon Bolivar:


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