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, […]

Fonseca, A., Justino, M., Souza Jr., C. & Veríssimo, A. 2015. Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (October 2015) SAD (p. 10). Belém: Imazon. SAD detected 230 square kilometers of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon in October 2015. That represented a 5% reduction in relation to October 2014 when deforestation totaled 244 square kilometers. It was […]

The main results achieved by Imazon in 2012 are shown through big stories in this report. 2014. Imazon. Download

Fonseca, A., Justino, M., Souza Jr., C. & Veríssimo, A. 2015. Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (September 2015) SAD (p. 10). Belém: Imazon. SAD detected 229 square kilometers of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon in September 2015. That represented a 43% reduction in relation to September 2014 when deforestation totaled 402 square kilometers. It was […]