Firefighters battle flames close to the Santa Cruz airport in Bolivia on August 1, 2021
Firemens fight fires near to the Santa Cruz flight terminal in Bolivia on August 1, 2021.

Destructive wildfires in Bolivia eaten 749,000 hectares from January to July, the Pals of Nature Structure (FOLLOWER) NGO stated on Thursday evening.

FOLLOWER stated it had actually made use of photos from the European Room Company’s Sentinel-2 satellite to examine the damages.

As in surrounding Brazil, the fires have actually been worsened by prevalent logging focused on broadening farming or pastureland.

The eastern Santa Cruz and also northeastern Beni divisions make up 94 percent of , FOLLOWER stated.

As much as completion of July, 137,000 hectares (3400,000 acres) had actually been melted in Santa Cruz however the regional guv stated Thursday that number had actually considering that passed 200,000.

Beni had actually signed up 564,000 hectares of damages in the seven-month duration.

Santa Cruz, which exists close to the boundary with Brazil, stated a “red alert” on Thursday.

“The red alert was stated as a result of the dynamic rise in warm resources and also as a result of the critical problems we’re dealing with,” stated Yovenka Rosado, the organizer for in Santa Cruz.

According to the FOLLOWER record, the huge bulk of the charred location was pastureland, hedges and also meadows.

Simply 3 percent was woodland while 8 percent was land made use of for farming.

FOLLOWER approximates that greater than 2.3 million hectares of woodlands and also savannas were ruined by in 2020 and also 6.4 million hectares the year prior to.


Forest fires in Bolivia consume vast area: official


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