Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (August 2015) SAD

Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (August 2015) SAD

mapa_sad_desmat_08_2015_bioma_INGLES_okFonseca, A., Justino, M., Souza Jr., C. & Veríssimo, A. 2015. Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (August 2015) SAD (p. 10). Belém: Imazon.

In August 2015, SAD detected 415 square kilometers of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, with a cloud cover of 7% of the territory. That represented a 5% reduction in relation to August 2014, when deforestation totaled 437 square kilometers and cloud cover was at 6%.

In August 2015, deforestation was concentrated in Pará (36%), followed by Mato Grosso (28%), Amazonas (17%), Rondônia (8%), Roraima (5%), Tocantins (5%) and Acre (1%).

Degraded forests totaled 131 square kilometers in August 2015. In relation to August 2014, when forest degradation totaled 319 square kilometers there was a 59% reduction. The great majority (79%) occurred in Mato Grosso, followed by Pará (9%), Rondônia (9%), Roraima (3%) and Amazonas (1%).

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