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What is the role of natural fire regimes in maintaining wildlife habitats?

    Natural fire regimes play a crucial role in maintaining wildlife habitats by shaping ecosystems and promoting biodiversity. Many plant and animal species have adapted to and even depend on periodic fires. Fires can control the growth of certain plant species, creating open spaces and preventing the dominance of woody vegetation. This, in turn, enhances the availability of resources for a diverse range of wildlife. Some species have evolved to rely on fire for seed germination or to trigger reproductive processes. Additionally, fires create a mosaic of different vegetation stages, offering a variety of habitats for different species with varying ecological requirements.


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