Fire Risk

The map below identifies veldfire risk levels across South Africa (extreme, high, low and medium) and serves as a national framework for implementing the National Veld and Forest Fire Act. This dataset therefore provides a consistent basis for setting priorities for veldfire management interventions, as well as to serve as the veldfire risk assessment for the National Disaster Management Framework (SANBI 2010).

Source: South African National Biodiversity Institute, 2010. National Veldfire Risk [vector geospatial dataset] 2010. Available from the Biodiversity GIS website.