August 5, 2020

Brazil firefighters race to contain wetland blazes

Pocon√© (Brazil) (AFP) – A tractor cuts a firebreak through the vegetation of the Pantanal, the world’s biggest tropical wetlands, as firefighters race to contain the blazes that have been devastating one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth.The Brazilian Pantanal suffered a record 1,684 fires last month, triple the number from July 2019, according to satellite images.It was the worst month on record for fires in the region, which sits on the southern edge of the Amazon rainforest and stretches from Brazil into Paraguay and Bolivia.Firefighters have been working around the clock to contain t…


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