A recent study published in the journal Conservation Biology shows that between the years 1981 and 2012 , 93 changes in Protected Areas ( PAs ) in 16 Brazilian states , most of them resulted in the reduction of these areas were performed . Led by three Brazilian scholars , the study used the classification
The World Resources Institute (WRI), Google, and a group of more than 40 partners launched in February 20 the Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests. For the first time, Global Forest Watch unites the latest satellite technology, open data, and crowdsourcing to guarantee access to
Environmental organizations analyze the increase of deforestation in the Amazon in 2013 and present recommendations to the Government for reversing that tendency.
(Reuters) Deforestation in the Amazon is rising once again as loggers and sawyers craft new ways to elude Brazil’senvironment police. Deforestation in the Amazon is rising once again as loggers and sawyers craft new ways to elude Brazil’s environment police.
(Mongabay) Illegal logging remains pervasive in the Brazilian state of Pará, finds an assessment released Monday by Imazon.
How Brazil is using education, technology and politics to save its rainforest
(Reuters) – Preliminary data released Tuesday by Brazil’s space agency suggests Amazon deforestation spiked by more than a third during the past year, reversing a steady decline in destruction of the world’s largest rainforest. If substantiated by follow-up data typically compiled by the end of the year, the increase would confirm fears by scientists and
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
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
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