Brazil’s Amazon is experiencing one other 12 months of forest fires. It’s not simply the Amazon that’s gone up in flames – the world’s greatest wetlands, the Pantanal, house to uncommon species just like the jaguar, has seen its worst fires in additional than 20 years.

The fires are linked to rising deforestation – timber are felled after which the land is burned as an inexpensive and simple strategy to clear the realm for agricultural use. The state of Para is the worst-affected space relating to deforestation

The Brazilian authorities this 12 months introduced in some early measures to curb the variety of fires. It imposed a 120-day ban on fires and deployed the military to badly-hit areas. However, on the identical time, President Bolsonaro has declared the fires a lie. His vice-president additionally informed the BBC that the forest was not burning.

South America correspondent Katy Watson accompanied Corporal Carlos Rodrigues of Pará State Fireplace Division as he rushed to place out blazes.

Reporter and producer Katy Watson

Digicam Moises Zeferino

Editor Greg Brosnan


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