The Early Warning System for Forest Fires (Satif) records 23 areas with persistent pockets of fire in the department of Santa Cruz. According to the Friends of Nature Foundation (FAN) report, more than 900,000 hectares burned in Bolivia between January and August of this year. Around 360,000 hectares have already consumed in Santa Cruz. The government is interested in repealing all regulations that encourage burning before the end of its mandate. Environmental sectors persistently expressed the urgency to abolish the norms that support the burning. Supreme Decree 3973, Law 1171 on the management of burns and Law 741 on the clearing of 20 hectares are the central laws mentioned.
Source: El Deber