Posted in: 01/21/2021
In 2020, the Pantanal suffered from terrible fires and deforestation at levels not recorded for the last 50 years.
Considered the greatest environmental tragedy of the last few decades, the fires were aggravated by long periods of drought and weather conducive to lightning – which, without rain, can start fires.
Human action, with illegal burning, as well as irregular conduct of large companies in relation to preservation, are also some of the hypotheses raised for the great devastation. It is worth remembering that the Pantanal had already been suffering from deforestation, a situation only worsened by the fires.
Photo: Gustavo Figueiroa
According to the latest data released, in 2020, the biome registered alarming numbers, with more than 4.5 million hectares devastated by fire and 30% of the entire territory affected by the fires. In addition, there was an estimated loss of more than 60% of the fauna in some regions.
We have selected the main news stories on the subject, which have been published from the beginning of the environmental tragedy until more recently, so that you can keep up to date on the subject and understand more about the impacts of the fires in the Pantanal
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