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Brazil: Fires continue to ravage world's largest tropical wetlands in the Pantanal02:00

Brazil: Fires continue to ravage world's largest tropical wetlands in the Pantanal

Brazil, near Porto da Manga
August 7, 2020 at 13:46 GMT -00:00 · Published

Firefighters battled fires in the area around Porto da Manga, outside the city of Corumba, on Friday as the Pantanal wetlands continue to burn in Brazil.

According to local reports, around 1.2 million hectares in the region have been burned so far.

The Pantanal is the world's largest tropical wetland stretching across the territories of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.

The number of fires registered in Brazil's Pantanal in the first half of 2020 has more than doubled compared to the same period last year, according to data from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE). The world's largest tropical wetland, has registered 2,534 outbreaks of fire between January and June, while last year during the same period 981 fires were reported.

Brazil: Fires continue to ravage world's largest tropical wetlands in the Pantanal02:00
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Firefighters battled fires in the area around Porto da Manga, outside the city of Corumba, on Friday as the Pantanal wetlands continue to burn in Brazil.

According to local reports, around 1.2 million hectares in the region have been burned so far.

The Pantanal is the world's largest tropical wetland stretching across the territories of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.

The number of fires registered in Brazil's Pantanal in the first half of 2020 has more than doubled compared to the same period last year, according to data from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE). The world's largest tropical wetland, has registered 2,534 outbreaks of fire between January and June, while last year during the same period 981 fires were reported.

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