Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (November 2015) SAD


SAD novemberFonseca, A., Justino, M., Souza Jr., C. & Veríssimo, A. 2015. Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (November 2015) SAD (p. 10). Belém: Imazon.

SAD detected 99 square kilometers of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon in November 2015. That represented a 49% reduction in relation to November 2014 when deforestation totaled 195 square kilometers. It was possible to monitor 80% of the forest area in the Brazilian Amazon, while in November 2014 monitoring covered a smaller area (67%) of the territory.

In November 2015, deforestation was concentrated in Mato Grosso (33%), Pará (24%), Rondônia (19%) and Amazonas (19%), with a lower occurrence in Roraima (2%) and Acre (2%).

Degraded forests in the Brazilian Amazon totaled 362 square kilometers in November 2015. In relation to November 2014 when forest degradation totaled 86 square kilometers, there was a 323% increase.

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