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Fires burning across Brazil put biodiversity at risk

Date : 8th October 2007, Source : ENS

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, October 8, 2007 (ENS)Severe drought has been identified as the main cause of the fire that consumed three hectares of the Macišo da Pedra Branca forest in Rio de Janeiro state in one September day. In that same week, 170 other fire points were seen along the forests and conservation parks of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Fire officials said lack of environmental responsibility is to blame for these fires, many of them caused by human beings.

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