Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (December2014) SAD

SAD December 2014Fonseca, A., Souza Jr., C. & Veríssimo, A. 2015. Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (December 2014) SAD (p. 9). Belém: Imazon.

SAD detected 95 square kilometers of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon in December 2014. That represented a 70% increase in relation to December 2013 when deforestation totaled 56 square kilometers. It was possible to monitor 60% of the forest area in the Brazilian Amazon while in December 2013 monitoring covered a smaller area (41%) of the territory.

In December 2014, deforestation was concentrated in Mato Grosso (52%) and Pará (27%), with a lower occurrence in Roraima (12%) and Rondônia (9%).

Degraded forests in the Brazilian Amazon totaled 110 square kilometers in December 2014. In relation to December 2013, when forest degradation totaled 32 square kilometers, there was a 244% increase.