Barreto, P., Pereira, R., Brandão, A., Baima, S. 2017. Will meat-packing plants help halt deforestation in the Amazon? (p. 158). Belém: Imazon. The meat-packing plants that purchase cattle in the Amazon have been pressured by environmental campaigns and lawsuits to fight the deforestation practiced by ranchers. The pressure to eliminate deforestation, legal or illegal, is growing, since […]

The main results achieved by Imazon in 2016 are shown through big stories in this report. 2017. Imazon. Download

Araújo, E., Barreto, P., Baima, S., Gomes, M. 2017. Most deforested Conservation Units in the Legal Amazon ( 2012 – 2015) (p. 92). Belém: Imazon.   Conservation Units (Unidades de Conservação – UCs) cover 22% of the Legal Amazon and are an effective strategy to preserve animals, plants and environmental services, and also to halt deforestation […]

Diederichsen, A., Gatti, G., Nunes, S., Pinto, A. 2017. Diagnostic of Key Success Factors for Forest Landscape Restoration: Municipality of Paragominas and The State of Pará (p. 112). Belém: Imazon. The Bonn Challenge, launched in 2011 in response to the economic, social and environmental challenges facing the world, established the goal to restore 150 million hectares by 2020, subsequently […]

Silva, D., Nunes, S. 2017. Evaluation and economic modeling of forest restoration in the State of Pará, eastern Brazilian Amazon  (p. 92). Belém: Imazon. As part of its contribution to the global effort to mitigate climate change, the Brazilian government has announced a goal of 12 million hectares for restoration and reforestation by 2030. The […]

Sills, E., Herrera, D., Kirkpatrick, Justin et al. 2015. Estimating the Impacts of Local Policy Innovation: The Synthetic Control Method Applied to Tropical Deforestation. PLOS ONE. Quasi-experimental methods increasingly are used to evaluate the impacts of conservation interventions by generating credible estimates of counterfactual baselines. These methods generally require large samples for statistical comparisons, presenting a challenge […]

Haddad, N. M., Walker, R., Arima, E., Perz, S., & Souza Jr., C. Corridors for people, corridors for nature. Science. An article in Science by Haddad (1) points to the positive and negative impacts of building roads in developing regions. Transportation investments promote development, but they can also cause environmental degradation. We agree with Haddad that ecological […]