Stop bush fires!
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CTA. 2001. Stop bush fires!. Spore 92. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The President of the Ghana Wildlife Society at the Kumasi National University of Science and Technology in Ghana, Mr Abotsi Anselm, told us of his group s appeal to all concerned parties to avoid bush fires at the critical period early in 2001. In...
The President of the Ghana Wildlife Society at the Kumasi National University of Science and Technology in Ghana, Mr Abotsi Anselm, told us of his group s appeal to all concerned parties to avoid bush fires at the critical period early in 2001. In a circular public letter, he reminds readers that the fires of 2000 did not spare 'precious life, valuable properties, our environment, our forest and our wildlife. ( ) Our farmers should be careful about how they handle fire, in cooking and trapping animals in the bush. Burning of weeds should be done only when very necessary since it destroys soil nutrients and microbes. They should also create fire belts around their farms. Hunters set the bush ablaze and wait to kill any animal on the run. They even smoke animal holes. They do not realise any need to put out the fire, and we appeal to them to stop these destructive acts. Smokers should be careful about where and how they dispose of their cigarette butts. And palm wine tappers, who use fire extensively during their operations, should be careful about putting out every fire before leaving the bush. We believe by proper attitude and positive cooperation from all, we can save our environment the agony of destruction for another year. '