The fires that raged and are still raging in the Amazon rainforest, have had an impact on not just human lives but also animals
The recent Amazon fires, which devastated huge swathes of the world's largest rainforest, took a toll on the ecosystem's animal life like this dead pig in the municipality of Lucas do Rio Verde on August 20. Photo: Corpo de Bombeiros Militar do Estado de Mato Grosso
Firefighters and volunteers have been rescuing stricken animals. Here, a firefighter gives water to an armadillo puppy in a devastated field. Photo: Corpo de Bombeiros de Mato Grosso
A report by World Wide Fund for Nature estimates that 180 species of fauna and 85 of Brazilian flora are threatened with extinction in the fire-stricken sections. Here, rescuers are shown with a macaw. Photo: Taliane Freitas / Personal Archive
According to data from INPE (National Institute for Space Research), 18,557 fires broke out in September. The worst month was August. Destruction in the Amazon increased by 222 per cent compared with the same period last year. Here, a volunteer holds a rescued snake. Photo: Taliane Freitas / Personal Archive
To date, the Brazilian army has arrested more than 60 people for setting fires. The Ministry of Defense has announced that it has applied $36.3 million in fines against burning and deforestation. Here, firefighters spray water on a burning patch of forest. Photo: Getty Images
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