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Pantanal approaches the point of no return, says study

Study warns that the Pantanal is approaching the point of no return due to the occurrence of catastrophic environmental fires. In the last 20 years, the probability of large fires has increased from 1.2% to 11% in the Pantanal (almost 10x higher), and is expected to continue to increase with the worsening of climate change, lack of rain and aridity of the air.

The scenario, also the result of high rates of deforestation and the advance of agriculture, represents a threat to biodiversity and indigenous peoples who live in both regions. The alert appears in a study funded by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and recently published in the scientific journal Environmental Research Letters.

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Source: O ECO


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