Offbeat Brazil: in the fire-ravaged Pantanal, volunteers to help injured animals

21:35  30 september  2020
21:35  30 september  2020 Source:   observers.france24.com

Stoking his base, Trump warns of a Kamala Harris presidency

  Stoking his base, Trump warns of a Kamala Harris presidency The president knocks Harris as "super liberal" and pushes conspiracy theories that Biden would quickly step down to elevate her to president.In attacks that critics decry as sexist and racist, Trump has sought to convince voters that supporting him is needed to stop Harris, whom he paints as too liberal and as being groomed to usurp the presidency.

Des bénévoles s'organisent dans le Pantanal pour venir en aide aux animaux blessés par les feux ou dont l'habitat a été détruit. Photos envoyées à notre rédaction par Eduarda Fernandes. © Supplied by France 24 Volunteers organize themselves in the Pantanal to help animals injured by fires or whose habitat has been destroyed. Photos sent to our editorial staff by Eduarda Fernandes.

The Pantanal, a vast wetland in southwestern Brazil, is considered a biodiversity sanctuary. But since the start of the year, more than 17,000 fires have started there. Faced with this unprecedented situation, volunteers are mobilizing to save wild animals.

In Brazil, devastating fires have been raging since June in the Amazon and other rainforests such as the Pantanal, which stretches across Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. Ravaged by fires, this immense biodiversity area, home to some 656 species of birds, 159 of mammals and 98 of reptiles, is experiencing an ecological tragedy. The fires have never been greater there: this year, 23% of the Brazilian Pantanal burned, or more than 3.4 million hectares.

Environmental specialists were quick to realize the scale of the situation and organize themselves to save the animals trapped by the flames.

Numerous 'Trump 2020' Markings Mysteriously Appear Across State Highway .
Aerial footage showed the markings across separate six locations as transport officials say they are investigating the unauthorized pro-Trump messages. A Department of Transportation representative said contractor workers would be sent out "to temporarily cover the markings as soon as possible". "MassDOT Highway Division District 5 received reports this morning of additional markings that were painted on six separate locations on Route 44 in Carver and Middleborough," a statement said as reported by the Boston Globe.

usr: 1
This is interesting!