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 […]

Fonseca, 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 […]

In recent years, Brazil and the world have suffered from climate change. Economic and social losses, related tothe extreme climate events, are now frequent. The most obvious are thoserelated to a lack of water for agriculture, human consumption and energy generation. These shortages couldworsen in the future if Brazil continuesto tolerate, even at low rates, […]