Fires burn out of control throughout Southeast Asia from February through the first major rainfall in late April.
Sadly, these fires, which are mainly due to slash and burn for agricultural purposes, deeply impact the environment. The entire Chiang Mai province, as well as the entire region of northern Thailand, face horrible pollution and extremely reduced visibility.
Each year, it seems to grow worse, causing not only loss of habitat for wildlife and the destruction of the forest, but also making residents sick.
Isn’t fresh, breathable air a right of all species?
This video special from elephantnews shows the devastation caused.