Odisha is currently facing an ecological crisis as a forest fire is spreading in the Simlipal forest and forest officials are struggling to contain it for the past 10 days. The area is India’s largest biosphere reserve and home to many species of birds, fish, and animals including the Royal Bengal tiger. Forest fires are caused by a variety of reasons including extremely hot summers, global warming, and even arson.
As we wait for the fires to be put out so that nature can heal, SocialStory looks at some of the biggest forest fires of the last decade in India and abroad.
The full article was published by Your Story on March 7, 2021.