00:29 30.09.2019URL short
The fires in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park destroyed part of the conservation unit located in the northeast of Goiás and threatens quilombola territory.
Rede Contra Fogo, a community of volunteers, reported on social networks that the fire reached about 3,000 hectares within the park and another 3,500 hectares around the conservation unit.
The State Environmental Department has instituted an inquiry to investigate the causes of the fire and appoint any responsible persons, informed Brazil Agency.
The fire has been going on for a week. Since Friday (27), nearly a hundred firefighters, brigade members of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) and the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama), as well as volunteers from the Contra Fogo Network day and night without interruptions.
With about 240,000 hectares, the park is recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site.
The flames also threaten the country's largest quilombola territory, inhabited by the Kalunga people, especially in Cavalcante (GO).
. (tagsToTranslate) Kalunga Territory and Chapada dos Veadeiros Fires