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2019 Brazil wildfires


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Amazon burning: Brazil reports record surge in forest fires


Amazon Brazil wildfires 2019


Amazon wildfires raging out of control (Brazil/Global) - BBC News - 23rd August 2019


Record-breaking fires scorch Brazil's Amazon rainforests

The 2019 Amazon rainforest wildfires season saw a year-to-year surge in fires occurring in the Amazon rainforest and Amazon biome within Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru during that year's Amazonian tropical dry season. Fires normally occur around the dry season as slash-and-burn methods are used to clear the forest to make way for agriculture, livestock, logging, and mining, leading to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. Such activity is generally illegal within these nations, but enforcement of environmental protection can be lax. The increased rates of fire counts in 2019 led to international concern about the fate of the Amazon rainforest, which is the world's largest carbon dioxide sink and plays a significant role in mitigating Global Warming.
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  • Amazon forest and deforestation 

  • Fires in Brazil 

  • Fires in Bolivia 

  • Fires in Paraguay's Pantanal 

  • Fires in Peru 

  • Environmental impacts of the fires 

  • International actions 

  • 2019 wildfires in the media 

  • Celebrity responses to Amazon wildfires