Fires have engulfed more than 10% of the Pantanal

A record amount of the world’s largest tropical wetland has been lost to the fires sweeping Brazil this year, scientists said, devastating a delicate ecosystem that is one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet. The enormous fires have engulfed more than 10% of the Brazilian wetland, known as the Pantanal, exacting a toll scientists call “unprecedented”.

Source: MercoPress