Distribution of wildfires in Brazil from January to August of 2019, by type of biome
Brazil: share of wildfires 2019, by biome
From January 1st to August 26th of 2019, a total of 82,285 wildfires were registered in Brazil. The region most affected by them was the Amazon rainforest, which accounted for almost 52 percent of the fires reported. The Cerrado, a Brazilian biome equivalent to a tropical savanna, suffered over 30 percent of all the forest fires identified in this period, while the Atlantic forest represented 10.4 percent.
Distribution of wildfires in Brazil from January to August of 2019, by type of biome
Share of wildfires
Amazon Rainforest51.9%
Cerrado (tropical savanna)30.5%
Atlantic Forest10.4%
Pantanal (tropical wetlands)3.6%
Caatinga (tropical desert)2.4%
Pampa (subtropical plains)1.1%
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

Brazil

Survey time period

January 1st to August 26th, 2019

Supplementary notes

Missing percentage points to 100 percent are probably due to rounding.

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Brazil: share of wildfires 2019, by biome
From January 1st to August 26th of 2019, a total of 82,285 wildfires were registered in Brazil. The region most affected by them was the Amazon rainforest, which accounted for almost 52 percent of the fires reported. The Cerrado, a Brazilian biome equivalent to a tropical savanna, suffered over 30 percent of all the forest fires identified in this period, while the Atlantic forest represented 10.4 percent.
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