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Fire in Bolivia

Bolivian wildfires have destroyed over 23,500 square kilometres of wetlands, forest and grassland. 

This equates to almost a 12% loss of the Pantanal area. The Pantanal sits at the southern edge of the Amazon rainforest, stretching from Brazil into Bolivia and Paraguay. Almost half of the areas lost to fires are protected areas, known for high biodiversity.

Scientists at the College of Biologists in La Paz estimate that regeneration of the local ecosystem could take around 300 years.

Type of Event:Fire
Location of Event:Bolivia, Plurinational State
Date of Charter Activation:2020-09-15
Time of Charter Activation:15:12
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC-04:00
Charter Requestor:SINAGER-SAT
Activation ID:676
Project Management:ABE



Fires in Velascvo Y Angel, Sandvodal, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 24/09/2020

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced by SINAGER

Affected areas, where fires persist and spread.Bolivia

Source: CBERS-4A
Acquired: CBERS-4A: 12/09/2020

Copyright: copyright (2020) INPE
Map produced by Defensa Civil Bolivia

Condition of severely burned areas before fires

Source: CBERS-4
Acquired: CBERS-4: 18/05/2020

Copyright: copyright (2020) INPE
Map produced by Denfensa Civil Bolivia

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