In Bolivia, fires in inexperienced areas have tripled in 15 days

In Bolivia, fires in inexperienced areas have tripled in 15 days

Fires sparked in forest reserves, farmlands and pastures in Bolivia have tripled in two weeks, based on a report launched by the federal government on Sunday.

“As of September 10 of this yr, 854,724 hectares have been burned within the nation,” reported the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection, Juan Carlos Calvimontes, interviewed by a state media community. The minister reported on August 27 that the fires triggered to increase agricultural land had affected 299,503 hectares.

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A lower in comparison with latest years

Regardless of the will increase of the final two weeks, “there’s a appreciable discount (of arson) in comparison with earlier years”, however specified Juan Carlos Calvimontes. The federal government is working to make sure that, over the yr, the destruction of forests and pastures doesn’t exceed 1.5 million hectares, he defined.

Calvimontes recalled that in 2019 Bolivia registered the fireplace of three.5 million hectares, in 2020 of 5.2 million hectares and that in 2021 the determine fell to 4.2 million hectares .

This yr’s fires are recorded within the departments of Santa Cruz (east), Beni (northeast), Tarija (south) and Chuquisaca (southeast).

Though the fires are beneath management for now, he expressed concern concerning the hearth affecting a part of the Noel Kempff Mercado (541,200 hectares) and Amboró (636,000 hectares) nationwide parks.

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