Expert: Not all fires have to be put out

News about wildfires smashing houses and killing lives pervade media headlines. People are scared of fires. 

CGTN talked to experts from Australia, Canada and the U.S., which are fire-prone countries. They said that not all fires have to be put out as fire is part of nature. Victor Steffensen, an Australian Indigenous fire practitioner said that fire can improve the health of the landscape. Plant diversity and animal population can be raised by burning the right soil type in a right ecosystem at the right time, he added.

Check out the one-minute video to learn more.

About 'One Minute With' series

CGTN Nature talks to experts from across the world about life-changing environmental issues, such as climate change, plastic pollution and biodiversity loss, and learns about possible solutions. "One Minute With" condenses the interview highlights into short videos to quickly get to the heart of the argument. For an in-depth discussions on each topic, stay tuned for our Environment Buzzword series!

For more:

Wildfires are rampaging. Some are calling for prescribed burns to help

Prescribed burns could reduce wildfires, but risks remain

As wildfires increase, experts say Indigenous people can help

What hampers Indigenous fire management?

(Cover image designed by CGTN's Zhu Shangfan; video edited by CGTN's Yang Yiren)

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