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Firefighters and volunteers spray water into the undergrowth as they try to combat outbreaks of fire near the Sesc Porto Cercado hotel in the Pantanal of Mato-Grosso. <br />
Since the beginning of 2020, the Pantanal has been facing the largest destruction by burning in its history. From January to September, fires burned 3,977,000 hectares of the Pantanal, which corresponds to 26.5% of the entire biome, killing a vast amount of the region's wildlife.