Satellite data show Amazon rainforest likely drier, more fire-prone this year

Huge swaths of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest are drier than usual after a rainy season with rainfall index well below historical levels, raising concerns about a further spike in wildfires and deforestation as the dry season approaches.

Mongabay

Last updated on 24 April 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Brazil
Region: 
South & Central America & The Caribbean
Threats: 
Climate Change
Extreme weather