August 7, 2020

Argentine marshland threatened by worst fires in decades

Rosario (Argentina) (AFP) – Ravaged by drought, the Parana Delta in Argentina, one of the largest and most biodiverse in the world, has been burning like never before since the beginning of the year.During the first seven months of 2020, more than 11,000 fires were detected in the 14,000 square kilometer (5,400 square mile) region, according to the Antonio Scasso Museum of Natural Sciences.More than 530 square kilometers of marshland — an area equivalent to three times Argentina’s sprawling capital Buenos Aires, which lies to the southeast — has been razed, according to estimates based on sa…


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