Amazon rainforest fires: Latest NASA satellite images show scale of raging Amazon fires –

The Amazon sits across much of northern South America and is found in Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Suriname. 

Approximately 60 percent of the rainforest is found within the borders of Brazil, where the Amazon has fallen prey to legal and illegal deforestation. 

Conservation groups like Greenpeace and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have claimed the rainforest is being burned to clear land for agriculture. 

Critics have also accused Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro of failing to appropriately address the fires. 


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