Fire in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru

A raging fire engulfed Peruvian Amazon rainforest charring more than 20,000 hectares of forest land and crops. The fire broke out when an indigenous community called Pitsiquia was preparing the land for cultivation in their usual slash-and-burn method of farming. Authorities claim that less rain due to climate change and last year’s El Nino weather pattern made the Amazon drier this year. Read more..

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