Fires rage in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands, home to the world's largest jaguar population. Photo: AFP Fires rage in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands, home to the world's largest jaguar population. Photo: AFP
Fires rage in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands, home to the world's largest jaguar population. Photo: AFP
Climate crisis

Jaguars under threat as record wildfires, made worse by climate breakdown, sweep tropical wetlands in Brazil

  • With the lowest rainfall in 47 years, the Meeting of the Waters park is too dry to protect its animals, which are a big tourist attraction
  • Some 200 jaguars have already been killed, injured or displaced and more than 10 per cent of the land has been consumed by fire

Topic |   Climate crisis
Fires rage in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands, home to the world's largest jaguar population. Photo: AFP Fires rage in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands, home to the world's largest jaguar population. Photo: AFP
Fires rage in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands, home to the world's largest jaguar population. Photo: AFP
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