There are different methods and tools which are used to gather data on deforestation rates and fire detection. A variety of data sources are used depending on factors such as:
Rainforests are not naturally flammable. Fires are linked to deforestation, often driven by agricultural production.
Many of the fires take place in the Amazon and Cerrado regions, where commodities destined for large companies are produced.
Photos by F.Martinho (Repórter Brasil, 2019) and N.Saputra (CIFOR, Indonesia, 2019)