Photographs of the First International Central Asian Wildland Fire Conference and Consultation “Wildland Fires in Natural Ecosystems of the Central Asian Region: Ecology and Management Implications” and the “First Central Asian Forest Fire Experiment”

2-6 June 2008, Ulaanbaatar - Mandal Soun, Mongolia



Conference – 2 June 2008
 


Consultation – 3 June 2008
 


Preparation of the demonstration and fire experiment
(preparation of a „black“ firebreak)
 


Fire history research on site: Using dendrochronological methods
 


Inspection of firefighting equipment used by the fire crew of NEMA
 


Personal protective clothing for the NEMA group handed over by GTZ
 


Instruction in the use of hand tools
4 June 2008
 


Instruction in the use of hand tools
4 June 2008
 


Controlled (prescribed) fire burning downhill at the upper edge of the forest stands
4 June 2008
 


Mongolian, Russian and German fire specialist discussing the burning techniques
4 June 2008
 


The controlled fire is removing surface fuels, thus reducing future wildfire risk
5 June 2008
 


The fire is burning safely, however, must be observed continuously
5 June 2008
 


Use of the Mongolia air blowers for extinguishing the fire
at the end of the demonstration burn
5 June 2008
 


Follow-up research: Measuring the post-fire effects on surface fuels
5 June 2008

 


This stand is now safe against unwanted wildfires: No surface fuels are left to burn
6 June 2008
 


The group photo shows satisfied members of the international team
5 June 2008
 


Briefing to the observers and participants of the demonstration burn
5 June 2008

Handover of hand tools for firefighting to local forest user groups, at Noyontour Camp
6 June 2008

Involvement of rural women in fire management - a key approach of future capacity building


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