Burned decrease over 40% in AM and actions are intensified within

The reduction reflects the actions against fires made by the State Government since January.
17/08/2016 14h44 - Updated 18/08/2016 10h26

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The burning rates in the Amazon reduced 46,94% period not 8 a 15 August this year, compared to the same period last year, according to the latest development release of fires released by the Ministry of Environment (Schema). In this period, They were recorded 478 heat sources, in 42 of 62 State municipalities, Against 901 recorded in 2015.

Lábrea and Apuí (respectively 453 e 702 kilometers from Manaus, in a straight line) are the first of the "ranking", both with 91 heat sources, followed by Boca do Acre (40) and Manipur (35), located respectively, a 1.028 e 332 km, in a straight line, the capital. In contrast, nine municipalities had only a heat focus, including Rio Preto da Eva, Eirunepé and Barcelos (a 57, 1.160 e 399 kilometers from Manaus, in a straight line).

According to the holder of Sema, Antonio Costs, the reduction reflects actions against fires made by the State Government since January this year and being stepped inside, since August and September are the months that have burned more, and the goal is to avoid raising records. "The work is constant and is presenting results. The Fires Working Group with Sema, Ipaam, Fire Department, Civil defense and other partners are not measuring efforts, even with limitations, to work in preventing and combating the hot spots for the state never again impacted with burnt. But we need the participation of the population, in order to prevent the fire, especially in this period and achieve the goal of abolishing the burning of vegetation ", highlighted.

Next Friday, day 19, for example, the technical team of Sema gets a visitation schedule in the Metropolitan Region of Manaus, South and Lower Amazon. Until the second half of September will be visited 25 counties. no day 19, the teams will be in Lábrea and Manipur. no day 20 in Humaita (a 590 kilometers from the capital, in a straight line), 22 and in Apuí 23 in Novo Aripuana (a 227 km, in a straight line, Manaus). The team will meet with local leaders to create and implement the Municipal Committee for Fighting Fires and Wildfires, in addition to the municipal plan against fires with working strategies appropriate to the reality of each municipality.

A walk for the distribution of educational materials of the campaign "Say No Fire. You are also responsible "ends the visit in each municipality. The initiative follows the implementation of the "State plan prevention, control and fighting fires ", released in early June this year. Some municipalities have already received the action that was performed by the Amazon Institute of Environmental Protection (Ipaam) com a Sema. The committees are formed by the municipal Environment, Health, Education and Production, in addition to the state and federal agencies.

Materials will be passed
More 12 municipalities will receive fighting hot spots materials to equip brigades of forest fires formed by the Amazon Fire Brigade. altogether, 14 They have received materials, and 13 the Metropolitan Region, more Caapiranga (located 134 kilometers from the capital, in a straight line). This time, the materials will be allocated to the municipalities in the South and Lower Amazon. The acquisition of the items are in the bidding process. They will be financed with funds raised by the Sema with the German government, through the banking group KFW, which has a partnership with Amazon to the Prevention Project and Combat Deforestation and Forest Conservation in the Amazon State (Profloram).

Fires in the Amazon
The period analysis 8 a 15 August 2016 shows that were recorded 3.478 outbreaks in the Amazon. This represents a reduction of 55,43% compared to the same period 2015, which recorded 7.804 outbreaks of fires. Of the nine states that make up the Legal Amazon, two had increased. Are they: Acre and Amapá. The states of Mato Grosso, For, Tocantins, Amazon, Maranhão, Rondônia and Roraima were reduced compared to 2015.

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