Policy, drought and fires combine to affect biodiversity in the Amazon basin

3 September 2021 0 By Bambam

Nature, Published online: 01 September 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02320-0

Analysis of the ranges of nearly 15,000 plant and vertebrate species in the Amazon basin reveals that, from 2001 to 2019, a majority were affected by fire. Drought and forest policy were the best predictors of fire outcomes.