Brazilian Amazon forest fires

Photo | 28 October, 2015

Houses burnt by the forest fires in Maranhão State, Brazil. The fire has lasted 2 months and is the largest ever recorded in indigenous lands in Brazil. About 45% of 413,000 hectares of land have been destroyed so far. The lack of an effective policy to protect indigenous lands allows illegal logging, and increases the risk that fires like this might happen in other lands, since the degradation caused by illegal logging makes the forests vulnerable to fires. 25/10/2015.