2021 Edition

Alessandro Falco

Escaping wildfires

South America

Category - Wildlife in Crisis

Escaping wildfires

A word from the photographer: “Amanaci, an adult female jaguar that had its paws burnt during fires in Pantanal, awakes after receiving an experimental stem cell treatment at the Nex Institute NGO, in Corumbá de Goiás, Brazil. Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetland and home to several endangered species, has had 30 % of its territory devoured by flames, representing a loss of 4.5 million hectares, that have been exacerbated by a prolonged dry season.”