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Nature Map Earth to help governments operationalize targets for biodiversity conservation and restoration
05 October 2019
Not too long ago, the Earth's lungs were burning, leaving environmentalists all over the world very worried. According to Wikipedia, almost 906,000 hectares of Amazon forest land burned in the fire.
California wildfire is being seen as the world's deadliest fire so far. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), in 2018, a whopping 8,527 fires burned a record 1,893,913 acres (766,439 ha). This year, as of 29 September, over 5,487 fires have been recorded according to Cal Fire and the US Forest Service, burning an estimated 157,923 acres (63,909 ha) of land.
Source: Geospatial World
Image credit: Nature Map Consortium - Natural Map Earth by Nature Map Consortium presents global maps to help governments operationalize targets for biodiversity conservation and restoration