Emergency Amazon Fire Fund Report - May 2021

In the summer of 2019, WWF launched an emergency fund in response to the fires raging in the Amazon. At their peak in August, there were 30,901 fire outbreaks recorded – three times that of August 2018 – and by the end of the season, more than 12 million hectares were burned between Brazil and Bolivia. WWF formed the Emergency Fund for Amazon Fires to drive critical resources to the people at the front lines of the dramatic fires, specifically to local civil society organizations that represent and work with indigenous peoples, local governments and fire brigades, and local communities to protect the Amazon. Every dollar donated went to partners on-the-ground. This is our third report on those funds.