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There was a reduction of 213 thousand hectares of land burned in the period

Credit: Edilson Rodrigues/Agência Senado

19 Apr 23

Forest fires rates drop in the first two months of 2023, but Amazon accounts for 90% of them, study says

The number of fire spots in Brazil fell 28% in the first two months of this year in relation to the same period in 2022, according to data from the Fire Monitor, of MapBiomas. 90% of the fires occurred in the Amazon, which represents 487,000 hectares. Roraima was the state that registered the most fires, accounting for 48% of the total, followed by Mato Grosso and Pará. The National Institute for Space Research (INPE) registered more hot spots in the first quarter of this year in the Amazon than in 2022, but below the historical average.

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