They stress the need for global leaders to address the growing problem of tropical forest fires, to both protect wildlife habitat and improve public health.
Wildfires are raging through the Brazilian Amazon, destroying vast areas of forest on the eastern fringes of the “earth’s lungs”. Isolated indigenous suffer even more.
Ministry of Environment of Peru and the National Service of Protected Natural Areas by the State (Sernanp) expressed their opposition to the bill.
Gold mining has become one of the main problems for conservation of biodiversity in the Orinoquia region, Guainia department.
Called Bryconops Munduruku, the species name refers to the Munduruku indigenous ethnic group, who settled on the right bank of the Tapajos river and gave rise to the city of Aveiro.
According to Imazon, 582 square kilometers of trees were felled in a year. Pollution of the smoke endangered the health of the population, but the Amazonas state government has invested in agribusiness with the Safra Plan.
By 2040, many of Brazil’s existing and planned hydropower projects, including those in the Tapajós basin, could become unviable as drought worsens and river flows decrease.
While climate change can certainly exacerbate drought conditions, leading to more frequent wildfires, this year’s ferocious fire season might also have been heavily influenced by the El Niño event developing in the Pacific Ocean.
Landsat system images, from NASA, let you see how the skyline of Manaus went gray in the last days of the month, at the peak of the hottest season in the northern region of Brazil.