Hazard Risk Resilience Magazine Volume 1 Issue 2 - Page 25

25 Top: Natural forests on hill slopes reduce soil erosion in Rwanda. Rural areas are constantly at risk of small landslides occurring that threaten roadways as a result of over-grazing on steep slopes leading to large-scale soil loss. Stephen Willis. Bottom: Mt Yasur is an active volcano located on Tanna Island. Communities living on the island experience its fury during both the wet and dry seasons. Scientists have setup seismometers that detect tremors and send information to the capital Port Vila. This allows the people of Tanna Island tourists to visit the volcano when it is safe and gives warning when the volcano is active. Julian Templeton