About Forest Transparency

The objective of this project is to contribute towards reducing illegal deforestation in the Amazon through independent monitoring of deforestation (mainly using SAD), to broadly disseminate the results to key actors and to use this information to guide actions for assigning legal responsibility to lawbreakers. SAD is a system capable of generating deforestation and statistical […]

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Protect Areas? It consists of areas instituted by the Public Power for conservation purposes. These enhance the natural characteristics, such as biological diversity, in addition to important scenarios, such as mountains and falls. They remain under a differentiated administrative system, to assure that they are suitably protected. Such environmental protection areas may be […]

Imazon in the media

By Beto Veríssimo and Paulo Barreto The next U.S. president could help prevent further deforestation by building on past collaboration with Brazil.   In the new issue of Americas Quarterly, we asked people, “What would you tell the next U.S. president about Latin America?” To see other authors’ responses, click here.     Dear Mister / Madam President, Last June, […]

Session: Shifting towards Sustainable Production systems for Beef and Oil Palm Thursday, 17/Mar/2016   1:00pm – 2:30pm (Local time) Main Achievements and Challenges faced by Public and Private Actors towards Sustainability (Paulo Barreto – Imazon)   Background Private sector actors are making significant efforts to green their supply chains, while at the same time ensuring they […]

COP-21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference began this Monday (November 30), bringing together heads of state from around the world with the objective of putting together a new agreement between countries to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, decreasing global warming and thus limiting the increase in global temperature to 2ºC by 2100. COP-21 […]

The Amazonian Network of Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information (RAISG) reveals in a recent publication that the loss of original forest cover of the Amazon rainforest decelerated between 2000 and 2013 relative to the 1970-2000 period. Despite this deceleration, figures remain high within the entire region for the three periods analyzed (200-2005-2010-2013). The study estimates that 222,248 […]

Civil society organizations operating in Brazil launched the letter “Zero Deforestation and the Future of Brazil”, which shows the enormous importance of achieving the goal of zero deforestation in the coming years. Read more here.

MADISON, Wis. — Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world’s largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Holly Gibbs shows that market-driven “zero deforestation agreements” have dramatically influenced the behavior of ranchers and the slaughterhouses to […]

The Social Progress Index, now used by the European Commission, considers social and environmental indicators to measure a country’s success In a breakthrough for campaigners seeking a more holistic approach to measuring the health of nations, the European Commission has committed to integrating social and environmental considerations into the heart of its economic decision making. […]

Press Release

By Beto Veríssimo and Paulo Barreto The next U.S. president could help prevent further deforestation by building on past collaboration with Brazil.   In the new issue of Americas Quarterly, we asked people, “What would you tell the next U.S. president about Latin America?” To see other authors’ responses, click here.     Dear Mister / Madam President, Last June, […]

Session: Shifting towards Sustainable Production systems for Beef and Oil Palm Thursday, 17/Mar/2016   1:00pm – 2:30pm (Local time) Main Achievements and Challenges faced by Public and Private Actors towards Sustainability (Paulo Barreto – Imazon)   Background Private sector actors are making significant efforts to green their supply chains, while at the same time ensuring they […]

COP-21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference began this Monday (November 30), bringing together heads of state from around the world with the objective of putting together a new agreement between countries to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, decreasing global warming and thus limiting the increase in global temperature to 2ºC by 2100. COP-21 […]

The Amazonian Network of Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information (RAISG) reveals in a recent publication that the loss of original forest cover of the Amazon rainforest decelerated between 2000 and 2013 relative to the 1970-2000 period. Despite this deceleration, figures remain high within the entire region for the three periods analyzed (200-2005-2010-2013). The study estimates that 222,248 […]

Civil society organizations operating in Brazil launched the letter “Zero Deforestation and the Future of Brazil”, which shows the enormous importance of achieving the goal of zero deforestation in the coming years. Read more here.

MADISON, Wis. — Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world’s largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Holly Gibbs shows that market-driven “zero deforestation agreements” have dramatically influenced the behavior of ranchers and the slaughterhouses to […]

The tool, in a beta version, will be launched this week and the intention is to apply it in up to 50 other Pará municipalitie. This Monday (March 23), the day on which Paragominas comemorates seven years of launching the Green Municipality Program, the city is inaugurating a new tool for supporting municipal management and […]