The global award in photography and sustainability

Fabrice Monteiro

Every year, bushfires burn more than 700,000 acres of forest and pasture lands in Senegal. Destructive bush fires damage the environment by preventing the natural regeneration of soils. Bush fire destroys new plant growth, leaving in its wake dying old trees, and barren soils. Other environmental consequences include increase in global warming.The nature and cause of bush fires are poor control of domestic fires, use of rudimentary methods for harvesting honey, and use of wrong burning methods.