Frequently Asked Questions

What are Protect Areas? It consists of areas instituted by the Public Power for conservation purposes. These enhance the natural characteristics, such as biological diversity, in addition to important scenarios, such as mountains and falls. They remain under a differentiated administrative system, to assure that they are suitably protected. Such environmental protection areas may be

About Forest Transparency

The objective of this project is to contribute towards reducing illegal deforestation in the Amazon through independent monitoring of deforestation (mainly using SAD), to broadly disseminate the results to key actors and to use this information to guide actions for assigning legal responsibility to lawbreakers. SAD is a system capable of generating deforestation and statistical

What Brazilians think about the ‘new’ Forest Law proposal

1. The survey set out to assess Brazilian public opinion and depth of knowledge in regard to the issues addressed in the legislative proposal known as the ‘new Forest law’ and approved by the Brazilian House of Representatives at the end of May. The questionnaire was administered by the Datafolha organisation at the request of

Clark Labs and Imazon Assist Conservation International in the Provision of Training and Production of Spatial Models of Future Deforestation in Suriname

Clark Labs of Clark University and Imazon have partnered to assist Conservation International (CI) and the government of Suriname in building technical capacity required for spatial planning, including the creation of data products needed to estimate a national reference level of greenhouse gas emissions. As part of this project, Clark Labs and Imazon provided advanced

Saving the Amazon, from forest floor up

PARAGOMINAS, Brazil Just three years ago, the manmade fires here were so fierce smoke would blot out the Amazon sky, turning the days dark. Towering rainforest trees exploded in flames, their canopies cleared to let pasture grow for cattle.

Under pressure from rising deforestation, Brazil’s IBAMA establishes ‘Zero Deforestation Policy’ in the Amazon

Jump in deforestation in Mato Grosso in 2011 according to Imazon, a research institute. IBAMA, Brazil’s equivalent of the EPA, is suspending 1,300 planned operations for 2011 in order to concentrate on curbing a spike in regional deforestation through a two-pronged strategy of greater institutional presence and reciprocal agreements with local municipal governments.

Under pressure from rising deforestation, Brazil's IBAMA establishes 'Zero Deforestation Policy' in the Amazon

Jump in deforestation in Mato Grosso in 2011 according to Imazon, a research institute. IBAMA, Brazil’s equivalent of the EPA, is suspending 1,300 planned operations for 2011 in order to concentrate on curbing a spike in regional deforestation through a two-pronged strategy of greater institutional presence and reciprocal agreements with local municipal governments.

Huge surge in Amazon deforestation

Analysis by Imazon, a research institute, has confirmed a huge surge in deforestation in a critical part of the Brazilian Amazon. Imazon’s satellite-based deforestation detection system recorded a near doubling in forest clearing in the state of Mato Grosso from August 2010-April 2011 over the year-earlier period. The findings are significant because Mato Grosso, which

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