Fires are spreading in 3 departments, burning more than 831,000 hectares in Santa Cruz alone

In Santa Cruz, 34 fires have consumed more than 831,000 hectares, while in Chuquisaca two national parks are threatened by fire and in Beni 1,206 heat sources are registered. The fire destroys forest reserves, biodiversity, wild animals and even puts the lives of community members living around it at risk. Meanwhile, the government is evaluating the declaration of a national disaster. Between January and September of this year, forest fires in Bolivia consumed 2.3 million hectares of forest and pastureland, according to data released by the NGO Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza.

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