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Amazon Fires

The Amazon Rainforest has seen unprecedented fire seasons over the last several years as a result of intentional human-caused burns for forest clearing and more favorable fire conditions under climate change. Explore fire extent and deforestation maps below to inspect the drivers and degree of damage occurring over the last several years. 

More Information

The following verified resources can provide additional context for the causes and results of the Amazon Fire crisis, through both science and news stories. 


UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN SDGs help to guide analysis and policy to achieve a safer, more equal world by 2030. Forest fire events relate directly to SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 15 (Life on Land). For more information on the SDGs, visit

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