Santa Cruz recorded 1,756 fire hotspots

Hoybolivia.com reports:

Santa Cruz recorded 1,756 fire hotspots

Screen Shot 2015-08-29 at 9.12.21 AMThe Secretary Office for the Environment of the Government of Santa Cruz reported on Friday [08/28/2015] that 1,756 fire hotspots were recorded in the department, on more than a dozen municipalities.

“It’s fire caused by farmers who began to prepare the ground for soil preparation and recommend to maintain controls so that forest fires do not start” said Cinthia Asin.

The alert increases because the National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (Senamhi) issued an orange alert, as temperatures will reach levels of between 33-35 degrees Celsius during this Saturday and Sunday with light winds of 20 km per hour.

The most affected municipalities of Santa Cruz will be Concepción, San Ignacio de Velasco, San Matias, San José de Chiquitos, Roboré and Puerto Suarez.

While the number of outbreaks of fire exceeds 1,700 is lower compared to previous years when the average exceeded 3,000 and in some cases caused wildfires. (ABI)

http://hoybolivia.com/Noticia.php?IdNoticia=158169&tit=en_santa_cruz_registran_1.756_focos_de_incendio

I will not cease to affirm that Bolivia needs to abandon de slush and burn agricultural practices, as it was proven as a negative effect on agriculture worldwide. We need more awareness on the subject and certainly this central government has no clue about this…

We lose hectares to fire and our biodiversity has to pay for this ignorance, this must stop!

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