The Amazon is known as the planet's lungs due to the fact that it contributes 20 percent of the world's oxygen - you know, that thing that's quite important for us. They work with locals living directly in the communities affected.
Barry Gardiner, the shadow global trade secretary, said Burns should not be "cosying up to" Troyjo because he has defended the Brazilian government's deforestation policies.
Amnesty International urged the Brazilian president on Thursday to take action, saying the responsibility lies with him as he has implemented measures to weaken deforestation protections of the Amazon in the name of industry.
Protestors gather to demonstrate against the Brazilian government and the fires in the Amazon in Berlin, Friday Aug. 23, 2019.
Bolsonaro has come under fire for attacking the country's environment agencies and declaring plans to open up indigenous reserves - some of the best protected in the Amazon - to mining.
U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that he spoke with Bolsonaro.
That's a record number, up more than 80 percent compared to a year ago.
Approximately 60 percent of the rainforest is found within the borders of Brazil, where the Amazon has fallen prey to legal and illegal deforestation.
More than two-thirds of the Amazon are located in Brazil and environmental groups accuse Bolsonaro, who has previously said he is not "Captain Chainsaw", of relaxing environmental controls in the country and encouraging deforestation.
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Asked by reporters in Brasilia if he would send in the army, Bolsonaro responded: "that is the expectation".
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In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel views the fires as "shocking and threatening", government spokesman Steffen Seibert said. The "The Revenant" actor took to Instagram to share his concern.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said, without any supporting evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to make his government look bad.
Having first dismissed the fires as natural, then blaming non-governmental organisations without evidence for lighting them, Bolsonaro appeared to adopt a more serious approach on Friday following the worldwide outcry, summoning top cabinet members for an afternoon meeting to tailor a response.
Wildfires are also raging in Bolivia, where officials estimate that an area the size of the U.S. state of DE has burned in recent days.
On Thursday, the President suggested NGOs could be to blame for the fires.
"Instead of spreading outrageous lies or denying the scale of deforestation taking place, we urge the president to take immediate action to halt the progress of these fires", the worldwide human rights group said in a statement.
It is common for the Amazon to witness fires during the dry season - which runs from July to October - but satellite images show the burning this year is spreading at an unprecedented rate.