Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (August 2014) SAD


Deforestation August 2014

Fonseca, A., Souza Jr., C., & Veríssimo, A. 2014. Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (August 2014) SAD (p. 10). Belém: Imazon.

SAD detected 437 square kilometers of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon in August 2014. That represented an increase of 136% in relation to August 2013 when deforestation totaled 185 square kilometers. It was possible to monitor 94% of the forest area in the Brazilian Amazon while in August 2013 monitoring covered a smaller area (80%) of the territory.

In August 2014, deforestation was concentrated in Mato Grosso (33%), and Rondônia (30%), followed by Amazonas (19%), Pará (14%), with a lower occurrence in Acre (3%) and in Roraima (1%).

Degraded forests in the Brazilian Amazon totaled 319 square kilometers in August 2014. In relation to August 2013, when forest degradation totaled 92 square kilometers, there was a 246% increase.

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