- Title: As Amazon burns nearby, logging trucks transport felled trees
- Date: 28th August 2019
- Summary: ALTAMIRA REGION, PARA, BRAZIL (AUGUST 27, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF TRUCKS CARRYING LOGS FROM FELLED TREES FROM THE AMAZON SEEN ON THE ROAD VARIOUS OF FIRES BURNING IN AREA OF THE AMAZON
- Embargoed: 11th September 2019 02:17
- Keywords: fire logging wildfires Amazon Para Altamira Region
- Location: ALTAMIRA REGION, PARA, BRAZIL
- City: ALTAMIRA REGION, PARA, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Wildfires/Forest Fires,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001AU4T2YV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: PART AUDIO AS INCOMING
Trucks transported felled trees from the Amazon on Tuesday (August 27) night as fires raged nearby in the rainforest.
A reported record number of fires have plagued the Amazon rainforest this year. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has attributed the scale of the fires to dryer-than-average weather.
But his critics say Bolsonaro's call for the Amazon to be opened up to more farming and logging has fuelled deliberate fires.
Forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon, which accounts for more than half of the world's largest rainforest, have surged in number by 83% this year, according to government data, destroying vast swathes of a vital bulwark against global climate change.
(Production: Pablo Garcia, Paul Vieira)
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