It has been announced that 3,609 kilometers of area have disappeared in the first half of 2021 in the Amazon forests, which have been dealing with devastating fires since 2019. As a result of the fires, which reached record levels for four consecutive months, it was reported that an area of 1,62 square kilometers in the Amazon forests was ash in June. The number of fires in the region reached the highest number after 3 thousand 519 fires in 2007.
A report has been published for the first 6 months of 2021 regarding the Amazon forests, which have experienced great losses after the fires since 2019.
In the report, it was stated that the Amazon forests in Brazil are disappearing more and more with each passing day, and it was stated that 3 thousand 609 square kilometers of area was destroyed in the first 6 months of 2021.
While it was recorded that the destroyed area increased by 17 percent compared to the first six months of 2020, it was reported that 1,62 square kilometers of ash in the Amazon forests was reported in June alone.
It was stated in the report that last month was the month with the most fires in the last 14 years, and fires broke out in 2,308 regions.
While it was reported that an area of 1,043 square kilometers was destroyed in the same month of 2020, the report cited the destruction of forests and climate change as the cause of the increase in fires.
The highest number of forest fires ever recorded in the Amazon forests was in 2004, with 9,179 fires recorded in the region.
In Brazil, the government announced that it had decided to send troops back to the Amazon Forests to combat deforestation.
It was noteworthy that the announcement of sending troops came after the USA’s call to prevent the destruction in the Amazon Forests in order to combat climate change.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has stated that the country does not have enough resources to do this alone.
The Bolsonaro government sent troops to the rainforest twice before as part of the “Operation Green Brazil”, and the soldiers sent to the region in the last operation withdrew in April.