Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (June 2015) SAD

Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (June 2015) SAD

Captura de Tela 2015-09-04 às 10.01.45Fonseca, A., Justino, M., Souza Jr., C. & Veríssimo, A. 2015. Deforestation report for the Brazilian Amazon (June 2015) SAD (p. 10). Belém: Imazon.

In June 2015, SAD detected 494 square kilometers of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon with a cloud cover of 15% of the territory. That represented a 41% reduction in relation to June 2014 when deforestation totaled 843 square kilometers and cloud cover was at 30%.

In June 2015, detected deforestation was concentrated in Amazonas (28%), Rondônia (27%), Mato Grosso (22%) and Pará (21%) and, in a lower proportion, in Roraima (1%) and Acre (1%).

The deforestation accumulated during the period of August 2014 to June 2015, corresponding to the first eleven months of the calendar for measuring deforestation, reached 2,780 square kilometers. There was a 65% increase in deforestation in relation to the previous period (August 2013 to June 2014) when it reached 1,690 square kilometers.

Degraded forests in the Brazilian Amazon totaled 9 square kilometers in June 2015. In relation to June 2014, when forest degradation totaled 48 square kilometers there was an 81% reduction.

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