Fires scorching Chiquitano forest
The Chiquitano region is a key biogeographical region, extremely diverse – but still we lost 12% of the endemic Chiquitano Dry forest…. Since July 2019! Man-made fires burned 1.4 million ha, an area larger than Jamaica. Recent laws by the Morales government allowed cut and burn in the Bolivien lowlands soy and beef. The new Bolivian government should revise laws that promote deforestation and forest burning.