What is the emergency?
Seventy-four thousand fires have been burning in the Amazon region since January, an 84% increase since 2018.
Why is the Amazon important?
The Amazon is home to 40,000 species of plants, 3,000 species of fish, and more than 1,000 species of birds. It plays a critical role in regulating our climate and is a sanctuary for endangered species, and a refuge for indigenous people.