Special about the impacts of mining, oil, roads, deforestation, fire and hydroelectric power plants in 9 countries of the forest.
Thousands of hectares were burned at Bolivian northern Amazon in the last month as a result of drought and heat, according to a report by the Forest Transparency Program of Herencia.
Monitoring of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) identified 100% increase in the rate of fires in Amazonas state between 1st and 11th September 2012.
The number of fires nearly doubled this year in Brazil. And one of the main reasons are the criminals burnings for agricultural expansion.
In recent weeks, the project team of interactive maps of ((o))eco made its first update of data on deforestation and fire. See how it was done and browse through the latest data on the maps.
Fires record in Brazil increased 61% from January to August, compared with the same period last year. Click to see full size image gallery
Control deficiency, together with effects of climate and economic aspects, is further aggravating the scene of fire in Brazilian biomes this year, says researcher at INPE.