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Distance reveal 17 million vertebrates directly killed by the 2020’s wildfires in the Pantanal

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…

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