Global Wildland Fire
Monitoring Center (GFMC) and Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN)
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
- 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 (http://www.unisdr.org/2005/task-force/tf-working-groups4-eng.htm)
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
Website of the Global
Wildland Fire Network with 14 Regional Websites: