Amazon wildfires threatening isolated Indigenous tribes, say advocates

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Author: 
Jorge Barrera
Source: 
CBC News

The wildfires ripping through the Amazon rainforest in the heart of South America now threaten isolated Indigenous tribes, according to advocates. 

While most of the focus has been on the Amazon wildfires within Brazil's borders, flames are also raging in the forests of Bolivia and in the rainforest between Bolivia and Paraguay. 

The wildfires in the Amazon, most of them spawned in areas cleared for agricultural use, have reached an unprecedented level that is widely viewed as an environmental crisis given the rainforest's rich biodiversity, role as a carbon sink and its impact on the water cycles regionally and globally.

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