Tag: Pantanal

The government of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul has declared a state of emergency for one hundred and eighty days in fourteen municipalities/administrative districts because of the fires in the Pantanal, the world largest wetland. The decree...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ecotourism is Brazil's bet to promote development aligned to environmental preservation. The subject was debated this Wednesday afternoon (3) at the United Nations Confederation on Climate Change (COP26), held in Glasgow, Scotland. According to the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Between January and August of this year, 700,000 hectares (around 2,700 square miles) of the biome were destroyed by fires. This number is the same as the total in 2013 and 2015, and higher...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Close to 800,000 hectares (around 3,000 square miles) have burned, while experts and specialists fear a repeat of the devastation of past years. In 2019, the fires destroyed nearly 6 million hectares, while in...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is drying up. Satellite image analyses of the Brazilian territory between 1985 and 2020 show that in only 35 years there is surface water loss in 8 of the 12 hydrographic regions, in...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With some 8,500 kilometers of coastline, 35,000 kilometers of navigable rivers and canals, and a further 9,260 kilometers of freshwater reservoirs, lakes and ponds, Brazil boasts one of the world's greatest potentials for the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Expert report points out that satellite warnings of tree fellings increased 30% in 2020; however, IBAMA has inspected virtually none of them. IBAMA, the Brazilian environmental enforcement agency, has failed to attend to virtually all...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  It takes about 8 hours to reach the Guató indigenous community, located in the Pantanal wetlands of Mato Grosso do Sul. Not 8 hours by car, but 8 hours by boat. And a fast...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of wildfires in Brazil increased 12.7 percent last year to a decade-high, according to official figures likely to add to pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro's government over the destruction of the Amazon...

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