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One year after the devastation, the Iberá Park is once again on fire alert


The outbreaks began in December and they cannot extinguish them. They already forced to close a portal and suspend walks.

Although to a lesser extent than a year ago,

the fires continue to cause destruction in the Iberá Wetlands


The advance of the fire in recent days forced the Directorate of Parks and Reserves of Corrientes to

close indefinitely the access to the Carambola Portal

, in the town of Concepción del Yaguareté Corá.

Several outbreaks were declared in that place since last December 19 and now the flames are dangerously close to the area known as

"Puerto Juli Cué"

, where

visitors who want to know the Esteros board the boat


From the Government of Corrientes they indicated that the situation makes it

impossible to continue using this sector of the Iberá park for walks

, "which leads to making this determination, waiting for this focus to be controlled and that

a rain strong enough

to help the work that is being done”.

The fires started on December 19 at Portal Carambola and are still active

It is that the work of brigade members of National Parks, the Rewilding Foundation and the park rangers of the Directorate of Parks and Reserves

is not enough to extinguish the flames

in an area that presents complications.

The characteristics of the terrain prevent the entry of vehicles equipped to fight the flames in the estuaries and marshes.

The Carambola Portal was

one of the most affected by the fires of early 2022


The autumn rains brought relief and the flora showed a rapid recovery, but the drought returned and with it the fire again, in addition to a

pronounced drop in the water level

, which made it difficult for the boats that make the trips around the area to navigate. .

From the Rewilding Argentina Foundation they said that it is impossible to establish how many hectares were devastated by the fire again.

And that the fire was caused by

a resident of the area who has already been denounced before the Justice


The conservationists have not yet found burned animals, which suggests that they could look for other places to

take refuge before the advance of the fire


The fires started on December 19 at Portal Carambola and are still active

The rains that have fallen in recent weeks were only enough to

reduce the intensity

of the fires, but not to completely extinguish the flames.

Marisi López, from Rewilding Argentina, maintained that there are

other fire sources in the San Alonso area

, where the jaguar is being reintroduced, in San Marcos;

and in Rincón del Socorro

, a lightning strike

caused yet another fire. 

Last year, technicians from the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) estimated based on satellite images that

the fires had consumed 12% of the surface of Corrientes


And that wetlands were one of the most affected ecosystems.


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Source: clarin

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