Table Mountain National Park to conduct biodiversity burns

Table Mountain National Park is in the process of obtaining a burning permit to conduct prescribed burns between March and April.

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According to a SANParks statement, the burns will only be done under favourable conditions such as moderate winds of less than 20km/h, temperatures below 25°C and two to three days after light rain has fallen.

The aim is to help prevent wild fires which could pose a risk to life and property on the urban edge.

Fynbos is fire prone and the use of controlled burns is integral to the park’s ecological management. The burns remove potential ‘fuel’, rejuvenate the fynbos and control invasive alien vegetation.

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Residents are warned to close all windows, remove flammable materials such as gas and remove laundry of washing lines to prevent odour contamination.