The Amazon rainforest is on fire – here’s what you can do to help

8/22/2019 2:32:00 PM

Prevent the destruction of the rainforest and make your voice heard.

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Prevent the destruction of the rainforest and make your voice heard.

, according to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research., there is growing criticism from conservationists who accuse the president of failing to protect the rainforest, and emboldening farmers to clear land to increase economic activity in the area.

The Protect-An-Acre program supports frontline communities, Indigenous-led organisations and allies to secure protection.The organisation provides local communities and governments with fire prevention training and supplies, and uses a real-time satellite monitoring program to quickly locate burning forests and report the information in real time to local authorities so that they can take action before the situation escalates.

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Wildfires often occur in the dry season in Brazil (which runs from July-October, peaking in late September), but farmers and loggers also purposefully set fire to the rainforest in order to clean land for industrial and agricultural use.12:09, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 15:36, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 0 Wildfires are raging across Brazil at a record rate according to Brazil’s space agency with more than 70,000 fires detected in the region this year alone.12:26, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 12:26, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 0 Wildfires across the Amazon Rainforest have spewed massive smoke clouds visible from space and has plunged Brazil's capital, Sao Paulo, into darkness due to the thick smoke.Sao Paolo was blanketed by thick smoke from Amazon wildfires on Monday afternoon.

Amazon rainforest fire: wildfires often occur in the dry season, but many are man made. There have been more than 72,000 fire outbreaks in the country so far this year, of which half have occurred in the Amazon. The wildfire blazes have grown so potent, they have blackened the skies above Sao Paulo, plunging the country’s largest city into darkness. , according to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research. Related articles Amazon fires satellite image: Amazon wildfires burning at record rate Aerial footage also shared online shows large swathes of the Amazon Rainforest have been wiped out as over 9,000 wildfires took hold of trees and grassy patches over the past four days. And despite the fact that Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has accused environmental groups and NGOs of setting fires in the Amazon (a statement that was presented without evidence and disputed by environmental and climate experts) , there is growing criticism from conservationists who accuse the president of failing to protect the rainforest, and emboldening farmers to clear land to increase economic activity in the area. The red dots on the chart indicate fires burning within the last 24 hours, while yellow shading shows where the most intense blazes are burning right now. While there’s no way to directly stop the fires that are already raging in the Amazon, there are things we can do to protect and prevent further fires from starting in the future. Bolsonaro is a climate change skeptic who has vowed to help agribusiness companies expand their activities in protected areas, including the Amazon.

We’ve collated a list below of ways you can help the Amazon right now, and protect it for the future.co. Josélia Pegorim, Climatempo meteorologist, told Globo: “The smoke did not come from fires from the state of São Paulo, but from very dense and wide fires that have been going on for several days in Rondônia and Bolivia. Protect an acre of the rainforest through Rainforest Action Network’s program The Protect-An-Acre program supports frontline communities, Indigenous-led organisations and allies to secure protection. Donate to the Amazon Conversation Association Amazon rainforest fire: donate to organisations which train local people to prevent and put out fires. Based on Google’s alert system, the area surrounded by the fire covers more than half of Brazil. The organisation provides local communities and governments with fire prevention training and supplies, and uses a real-time satellite monitoring program to quickly locate burning forests and report the information in real time to local authorities so that they can take action before the situation escalates. We are in a climate emergency. Donate to the Amazon Conservation Association here Donate to Amazon Watch Amazon Watch protect the Amazon by supporting indigenous people and challenging disastrous development projects and natural resource extraction. Amazon fires map: A map showing the number of fires across Brazil since 2000 (Image: INFO AMAZONIA) Amazon fires map: An estimated measure done by Express.

Donate to the Rainforest Trust’s Conservation Action Fund Amazon rainforest fire: take action in the face of the destruction. The fund helps to stop the destruction and deforestation of rainforests all over the world, acre by acre.uk shows approximately 640 million acres have been affected by the fire (Image: GOOGLE/EXPRESS) Brazil’s space research centre Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), recorded 72,843 fires in the Amazon this year alone, marking an 83 percent surge compared to the same period in 2018. Amazon Rainforest fires: Aerial footage shows the horrifying impact of the fires (Image: CNN) The Brazilian leader added: “I used to be called Captain Chainsaw. Donate to The Rainforest Trust's Conservation Action Fund here Sign a petition Make your voice heard by signing a petition for the Brazilian government to take action in the face of rainforest destruction. Don’t miss out: sign up to the Stylist Daily email for a curated edit of brilliant content every day Enter your email address . Most of the recent flames were located in the Amazon basin, which is home to the world’s largest tropical forest seen as vital to countering global warming.