This has been a year of fires in Latin America. Jarring our sense of well being and future hope for the planet, one headline after another warns of the dire consequences of very high level of forest burning in the Amazon this year. A neighboring country, where One Earth has parrot conservation projects, is also burning. As of the end of August, 91,429 acres had been burned in two locations in Paraguay. Other acreage charred has not been tabulated yet, such as the fires in San Luis National Park, whose flames and smoke we drove through last week.