In Brazil, firefighters are battling to prevent major wildfires from razing the country's precious forests. When wildfires are extinguished quickly, the climate remains largely unharmed. The Cerrado, a tropical savanna region in Brazil, is a massive carbon sink, yet forest land is disappearing there at an alarming rate. In 2010, 9,000 square kilometers of nature reserve area was destroyed by fires, wiping out a plot of land as large as Cyprus. Now, the International Climate Initiative is providing 8.5 million euros in funding for a project to help Brazilian firefighters to detect and extinguish wildfires faster.