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Brazil: Fires continue to scorch Pantanal wetlands in Mato Grosso02:07

Brazil: Fires continue to scorch Pantanal wetlands in Mato Grosso

Brazil, Pocone
August 10, 2020 at 18:31 GMT -00:00 · Published

Fires at the world's largest tropical wetlands in the Pantanal continue to scorch the area in the SESC Pantanal Ecological Reservation, close to Pocone, in Mato Grosso on Saturday and Sunday.

Firefighters were seen battling the fires in the area as the wetlands continue to burn in Brazil.

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 tripled 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 scorch Pantanal wetlands in Mato Grosso02:07
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Fires at the world's largest tropical wetlands in the Pantanal continue to scorch the area in the SESC Pantanal Ecological Reservation, close to Pocone, in Mato Grosso on Saturday and Sunday.

Firefighters were seen battling the fires in the area as the wetlands continue to burn in Brazil.

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 tripled 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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