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Vegetation and Forestry

The fire in Biebrza National Park

Date : 04/09/2020
Number of team members : 2
Team member age : 16 years old
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This photo was taken on the 14th of May 2020 by ‘Sentinel-2 L2A’ satellite’ it shows north-eastern part of Poland where Biebrza National Park is located.

The National Park is home to many rare and near-extinction species.

The dark place in the central part of the photo presents the area, which was devastated by the fire

The fire which took place from the 19th to the 26th of April 2020, covered around 5500 hectares of marshy meadows and forests very quick because of the drought.

The entirety of microfauna, protected breeding sites of the birds, were completely destroyed, fortunately most of bigger animals were able to escape.

The fire was probably caused by someone who intentionally lit the park on fire or people burning the grass which people often do and it’s bad because it often result in uncontrolable fire.

Because of irresponsible human action, there’s irreversible damage in nature.

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