The Black Jaguar Foundation and Santana do Araguaia’s community of rural producers and municipality organized a fire prevention and control course for the second year in a row!
The course, taught by Anderson de Freitas and his team, consisted of five days of both theoretical and practical lessons focused on combating fires in farms and urban areas.
Participants included members of our field team, fire brigades operating in Santana do Araguaia, farmers who have to deal with fires on a regular basis, members of Santana do Araguaia’s Secretary of Environment (SEMMA), voluntary fire fighters from Caseara (TO), and many other interested individuals.
Fire prevention is a crucial part of contributing to increasingly healthy forests. This is especially true during the dry season, where the environment is at an increased risk of catching fire.