Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 9, 2022

Brazil wildfires killed an estimated 17 million animals

The BBC reports

Amid the bleakness of 2020, scientists in Brazil concluded a particularly grim conservation study – attempting to count the animals killed by huge wildfires in the Pantanal wetlands.

They estimate that as many as 17 million vertebrates – including reptiles, birds and primates – died.

Wildfires burned between January and November, destroying 30% of the world’s largest tropical wetland.

Read more at Brazil wildfires killed an estimated 17 million animals – BBC News


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