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Amazon burning: By the numbers

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The fire in the brazilian Amazon rainforest have captured the public’s imagination around the world for the last couple of weeks, and asked the country to declare a state of emergency in the region.

The brands, which are even visible from space, generally considered to be a result of the land being cleared for farming and ranching, however, the brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has claimed, without evidence, that the fire was started by a non-governmental organisation.

Bolsonaro has also been criticized for the relaxation of the enforcement of the act on the prevention of deforestation, while at the same time, promote mining and agriculture across a wide swath of the region, ever since he was inaugurated.

“It is a tragedy of huge proportions,” Dr. Deby Cassill, an associate professor in USF’s Department of Biological Sciences, told Fox 13.

Here are some of the key metrics to help you make sense of the situation.

AMAZON FIRE: WHY IS THE RAINFOREST AND BURN IT?

6.7 million

According to the World wildlife Fund, the Amazon covers 6.7 million square kilometers (2.5 million sq mi) and is one of the most bio-diverse areas. All of this means that the Amazon rainforest is twice as large as the country of India.

The Videois$20 million

That’s how a lot of the Group of Seven nations have vowed to help Brazil in its fight against the forest fires. However, Bolsonaro turned down the donation, said to be because he wants to be the President of france Emmanuel Macron to apologize to him, and the first to be in the midst of their current loan. Later on, the Brazilian right-wing leader and apparently reversed itself and left open the possibility of accepting the funds.

There is a fire in a field on a farm in Nova Santa Helena, a municipality in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, on Friday. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

2.5 million

That is, the number of acres of burned forest, as seen by an ABC News reporter during a fly-over of this week. In order for this area to figure in some perspective, it’s just a little bit smaller than the state of Connecticut.

THE SATELLITE IMAGES OF THE AMAZON RAIN FOREST BURN, IT SHOWS A HUGE CONTAMINATION PLUME

100

This is the percentage of the contributions to the Earth Alliance, the Amazon rain Forest Fund to protect the amazon rainforest. The non-profit has an initial commitment of $5 million, to focus on the most critical resources for the protection of the area, and the local, indigenous organizations to take advantage of her work on her website.

10

The Amazon is home to at least 10 per cent of the Earth’s biological diversity. The river and its tributaries contain the largest number of freshwater fish species in the world.

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