'We Talk' COP15 Edition: Guarding our planet's lungs
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The Amazon rainforest is located in South America's Amazon River basin and more than 60 percent is within Brazil. Known as "the lungs of the Earth", it is the world's largest tropical rainforest with the most diverse range of species. According to the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) in 2022, about 2.4 million hectares have been affected by fires this year, and each event has dramatically impacted local community life, climate and biodiversity. 

IPAM Science Director Ane Alencar has developed intelligent mapping techniques to provide real-time information that helps firefighters respond more quickly within the forest. She wants people to know the importance of protecting the Amazon because it concerns the future of humanity.

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