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Story Publication logo September 9, 2019

An Overflowing Amazon That Burns (Portuguese)


Region of deforested forest in the Acrean Amazon. Image by Marcio Pimenta. Brazil, 2019. 

By land and air, a photo essay that shows fire in the heart of the Amazon.


This Saturday, El País, with the support of the Rainforest Journalist Fund and the Pulitzer Center, flew over areas of Acre and southern Amazonas. In the region, the pressure on the forest is clear: besides the fire, the forest shares space with the cattle.

View the story in Portuguese on the El País website.