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The large-scale fire affecting the region of the Transpantaneira highway, in the Pantanal of the state of Mato Grosso, has already consumed an area equivalent to 12.6 thousand soccer fields. In addition to the large area destroyed, there is a trail of suffering and death of the local fauna. The photojournalist Rogério Florentino went to the site on Sunday, September 5, 2021, and recorded some of the affected animals that were rescued.
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The photographer followed the work of the Animal Disaster Rescue Group (GRAD), an organization in need of donations to continue its work (by PIX: CNPJ 04.085.146/0001-38 - Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal; or by Account: Banco Bradesco - 237 - Agência 0200 / Conta Corrente 456264-0 / Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal).