PE&RS November 2014 - page 1009

November 2014
Understanding the role of fires in driving ecosystem dynamics through the influence of
fire on land cover change, atmospheric composition, and the global carbon cycle is a key
focus within the global change research community.
Figure 3. The central Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) in Southern Africa, showing the protected areas and other
land management categories as designated by the World Database on Protected Areas
(Source: Pricope and Binford, 2012).
Figure 4. A) Photo showing an area of Mopane coleospermum woodland used for cattle grazing in the communal lands of eastern Zambezi
Region of Namibia still under inundation in May 2014 and B) Photo showing the Chobe River floodplain in northern Botswana, critical habi-
tat for large herds of African elephants (Loxodonta africana).
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