Increasing wildfires threaten progress on halting deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia

de Oliveira, Gabriel, Mataveli, Guilherme, Stark, Scott C., Jones, Matthew W. ORCID:, Carmenta, Rachel ORCID:, Brunsell, Nathanial A., Santos, Celso A. G., da Silva Junior, Carlos A., Cunha, Helinilza F. A., da Cunha, Alan C., dos Santos, Carlos A. C., Stewart, Hannah, Fuchs, Vanessa Boanada, Hellenkamp, Skye, Artaxo, Paulo, Alencar, Ane A. C., Moutinho, Paulo and Shimabukuro, Yosio E. (2023) Increasing wildfires threaten progress on halting deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 7 (12). pp. 1945-1946. ISSN 2397-334X

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Sustainably managing the Amazon region is essential to mitigating global climate change and to preserving the biological and cultural diversity of the region. After promising reductions in degradation in the 2010s, a return to historically high levels of land conversion and deforestation during the past 5 years has severely undermined these goals. This land conversion — primarily the result of logging, mining and ranching — has generated social, economic and environmental burdens across scales1. Encouragingly, signs of recovery towards Amazon protection are appearing under Brazil’s current federal administration. But amid the drop in deforestation, a new threat is on the rise: uncontrolled fires.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: ecology, evolution, behavior and systematics,ecology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1105
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
UEA Research Groups: University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Global Environmental Justice
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Climatic Research Unit
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Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2023 01:23
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2023 01:59
DOI: 10.1038/s41559-023-02233-3

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