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what is happening to the amazon?

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1. Posted by NNicolaou (Budding Member 38 posts) 11y

I plan to visit the amazon river next jannurary or February and i am concerned about what i heard from the news the last days. They said that the river dried out in some parts and there is danger for deseases to spread also many parts are not accesible anymore, some indegenous people are traped in their communities etc.
What information do u have?

2. Posted by petoperu (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Amazon Drought - Quote

A state of emergency was declared in all 61 municipalities of Brazil's Amazonas state as the drought started affecting towns and cities further downstream.

Witnesses say rivers and lakes have dried up completely, and millions of fish are rotting in the sun.

Low river levels are preventing boats - for many the only means of transport - from using the Amazon safely, leaving communities depending on airlifts for their survival.

The Brazilian government has already sent 50,000 food baskets to the area.

The national integration minister, Ciro Gomes, said that the priority was to stop the spread of diseases caused by contaminated drinking

3. Posted by NNicolaou (Budding Member 38 posts) 11y

that does not sound good at all.
thanks for the input and lats hope that things will get better soon.