Nearly 300 fires recorded in Amazon basin since beginning of 2021, most in Brazil

Brazil concentrates 77% of the fires recorded in the entire Amazonian territory, with 221 events that have affected some 57,000 hectares, followed by Bolivia with 36 (13%), Peru with 24 (8%), and Colombia with 6 (2%).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nearly 300 fires have been recorded in the Amazon since the beginning of 2021, mostly concentrated in Brazil, where the number of fires is more than double last year, the Andean Amazon Monitoring Project (MAAP) reported Wednesday.

There are 287 major fires detected from space satellite information in the Amazon basin, shared by Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.

Brazil concentrates 77% of the fires recorded in the entire Amazonian territory, with 221 events that have affected some 57,000 hectares, followed by Bolivia with 36 (13%), Peru with 24 (8 . . .

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