Fires in world’s largest wetland are decimating wildlife

An ecological disaster is unfolding in South America as thousands of fires sweep across Brazil’s dried-out Pantanal wetland, a gigantic wildlife-rich floodplain which Wikipedia says “includes essential sanctuaries for migratory birds, critical nursery grounds for aquatic life, and refuges for such creatures as the yacare caiman, deer, and Pantanal jaguar.” The map at left shows the region’s location. Read story here. Below: Here, kitty, kitty!

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