The STREAM project implemented by the GIZ and UN FAO as part of the SPACES project has launched an animated video on forest fire prevention. The 3:37 min video explains in an entertaining and informative way that causes wildfires and how to prevent them.
The highest risk of forest wildfires in Mongolia occur during the dry season from 20 March to 10 June and from 20 September to 10 November. Most forest fire are caused by human activities, for instance an unextinguished camp fire, a burning cigarette or a glass bottle thrown away carelessly. Such fires cause great damage to the country’s economy and environment by destroying timber, non-timber forest products, pastureland and endangered medicinal plants.
The video is co-financed by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is broadcast supported by the My Green Mongolia campaign and its media. In addition, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism helped by asking MNB, EAGLE, TV8, NTV and Malchin TV to broadcast the video during peak hours at least 5 times a day until the end of November.