Government Decrees Ban on Fires Throughout Brazil During Dry Season

The Decree was issued on Wednesday and will be published in the Federal Gazette. The measure was announced in the midst of the environmental crisis involving forest fires in the Amazon.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal government has decided to ban the setting of fires throughout the country during the dry season.

A Decree incorporating the ban was issued on Wednesday, August 28th, and should be published on Thursday, August 29th, in the Federal Gazette.

The decree suspends permits for the use of fire for a period of sixty days, intending to protect the environment.

The Forestry Code only permits fires in specific cases and when authorized by an environmental entity. In the case of indigenous peoples, the practice is allowed in subsistence farming.

According to the text, the suspension . . .

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