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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's most valuable ecosystems are suffering a destructive wave of fires that ravage a wealth of vegetation and fauna. The Amazon is experiencing the worst wave of fires of the past decade, according to an official report released on Thursday, October 1st, by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

Satellites have detected over 32,000 hot spots in the world's largest tropical rainforest. In the Midwest, another rich Brazilian biome, less known but with vast biodiversity, the Pantanal -the largest wetland on the planet- is suffering the worst fire season in history.

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