The amazon rainforest is home to many different species of animals and these fires are going to destroy their homes. Criticized for amazon fire response.
The forest shifts from being a fire resistant ecosystem to a fire prone ecosystem sizer said.
Amazon forest animals burning. This basin encompasses 7 000 000 km 2 2 700 000 sq mi of which 5 500 000 km 2 2 100 000 sq mi are covered by the rainforest. Fires normally occur around the dry season as slash and burn methods are used to clear the forest to make way for agriculture livestock logging and mining leading to. The 2019 amazon rainforest wildfires season saw a year to year surge in fires occurring in the amazon rainforest and amazon biome within brazil bolivia paraguay and peru during that year s amazonian tropical dry season.
Brazil s minister of the environment ricardo salles responds to the handling of the amazon forest fires as well as criticism from ally countries. Reuters creatures of the amazon one of the earth s most biodiverse habitats face an ever growing threat as loggers and farms advance further and further into the rainforest. Scientists told afp that more than 2 3 million animals may have died in the flames racing through the protected forest areas in the region as well as grasslands like the the tropical savannas.
It is the world s richest and most varied biological reservoir containing several million species. As fires burn through the amazon rainforest in bolivia among other places millions of animals are thought to have died after failing to make an escape. However it is putting endangered animals at risk as well.
The amazon rainforest home to one in 10 species on earth is on fire as of last week 9 000 wildfires were raging simultaneously across the vast rainforest of brazil and spreading into bolivia. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations. Amazon rainforest large tropical rainforest occupying the amazon basin in northern south america and covering an area of 2 300 000 square miles 6 000 000 square km.
How these rescue workers are saving animals from raging amazon forest fire. The amazon rainforest alternatively the amazon jungle also known in english as amazonia is a moist broadleaf tropical rainforest in the amazon biome that covers most of the amazon basin of south america. Fire and deforestation scar the iriri national forest reserve near novo progresso in the brazilian amazon.
This story that the amazon is going up in flames is a lie according to president. The trees plants and animals in the amazon are not adaptive to fire and so they are easily killed. The amazon rainforest fire is still burning and it will have serious consequences for the climate.