Amazon Fires Result In Forest Protection Pact!
Editorials News | Sep-26-2019
According to recent news it has been known that Seven South American countries have now agreed measures so that they can protect the Amazon River basin, amid the global concern which was caused after massive fires in the Amazon forest, world's largest tropical forest.
Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname and Peru signed a pact, which set up a disaster response network and also satellite monitoring.
This happened at a summit which took place in Colombia, where everyone agreed with the working on reforestation.
According to reports, More than 80,000 large fires have broken out in the area of Amazon rainforest this year.
Colombian Presiden Iván Duque, who has hosted the summit in the city of Leticia said that this meeting will forever live on as a co-ordination mechanism for all the presidents who share this treasure - the Amazon, Meanwhile in the summit, Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra said that Goodwill alone will not be enough anymore.
The seven nations have also agreed to put in more efforts into the sector of education and in increasing the role of indigenous communities.
The countries that were present there were represented in Leticia by their presidents, vice-presidents and ministers.
Do you know what the background is for this?
The Amazon is basically a vital carbon store that slows down its pace of global warming, and around 60% of it is located in the country of Brazil.
The number of fires that took place there between January and August 2019 counts double that happened the same period in the period of last year and it is stated according to the country's National Institute for Space Research.
All these countries along with Bolivia have also seen fires rage across the nearest forest towards its borders with Brazil and Paraguay.
Meanwhile, Brazil's country leading meat export industries and agricultural businesses groups have joined an environmental campaign that says calling for an end to deforestation in the public lands in the Amazon and demands for government action.
Several international retailers have also said they are currently suspending purchases of Brazilian leather because of the links that were between cattle ranching and the fires that devastated parts of the Amazon Rainforest.
By: Prerana Sharma
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