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As the dry season progresses, so does the risk of bush fires increase.

These fires threaten Malawi's already diminishing natural resources (forests, water and soils) as well as the health of its citizens.

Last year was a long and hard dry season with a longer dry period and hotter than normal temperatures. Fires raged across the country and the water in the Mulunguzi dam (Zomba's main source of water) hit a record low of over 2m below its previous lowest water line.

All these fires are preventable, ALL of them.

Most of these fires are fires set in the fields that burn out of control. These can be significantly reduced through teaching people more responsible methods of burning their fields and advising farmers to be present when the fires are lit so as to keep watch over them. And importantly, advising people not to burn on windy days.

Other fires are started by hunters, or illegal loggers. These are harder to control for obvious reasons, but not impossible.

We can all act: talk to our friends, family, neighbours, colleagues, staff; share knowledge and advice,, offer tools and resources if we have them.

We are going into July. If we act NOW and TOGETHER, we make a difference.

Let's not let this country burn... again!









TREEZ sponsors football and netball teams to help with conservation efforts including the creation of firebreaks, firefighting when necessary, tree planting, patrolling, seedling maintenance and communtiy sensitisation.

The dry season is a busy and stressful period, increasingly so the longer it goes on, and the teams are vital to keeping the fires at bay.

TREEZ is mainly able to carry out this work, sponsor these teams, thanks to the funding raised through the @run4reforestation. A big, HUGE thank you to all those who fund raised for us last year 🙏

And watch this space 🤓

The run will happen, but virtually ... again :)

If you would like to help, you can contribute to TREEZ through:

First Capital Bank, Zomba TREEZ Ltd,

acc no 0007704001018




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