While the planet is focused on the current pandemic, some 1,900 square miles of rainforest, the equivalent of more than half a million soccer fields, have already turned to ashes this year.
The fire attacks the Amazon again, burning much of the world’s largest rainforest before the region’s dry season begins.
It’s been estimated that at least 1,900 square miles has already been reduced to ashes.
The British portal Mirror has reported that a group of firemen are already in the area trying to handle the situation.
But one of the biggest concerns about this is the region’s wildlife, which is already being affected again.
Most of the fires are set by farmers and cattle ranchers to clear land for grazing, or by illegal loggers and miners to drive indigenous peoples out of protected territories.
The work of a group of firemen
Large tracts of the Amazon have now been reduced to wasteland: 24,000 square miles in the last decade alone.
Scientists say it could be near the “tipping point” when its nature changes completely.
Surprisingly, there is a group of Brazilian firefighters who work in pursuit of this important natural symbol, even without pay.
It has also been reported that it is not an easy job, as they have previously lost men trying to stop the fire.
One of the recent fires near the border between Brazil and Bolivia took three days to control.
Marcus Silva, a predominant leader, spoke out on the matter, accusing the incident of being predetermined.
“It was started deliberately for sure. It’s so sad to see the dead animals who couldn’t escape – lizards, snakes, armadillos, monkeys.”
Silva is trying to get the attention of the media and politicians because they are short of staff and supplies.
All of this is necessary in order to deal with what is believed to be a “complicated situation.”
Huge fires ravage Amazon rainforest on terrifying scale.
While the world is distracted by the coronavirus pandemic, 1,900 square miles of rainforest – the equivalent of more than half a million football pitches – have already turned to ash this yearhttps://t.co/wr1Cmq4sVQ
— Concerned Citizens for Climate Action (@PrinceGeorgeK) July 31, 2020