Deforestation Report (SAD) June 2013

Deforestation Report (SAD) June 2013

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Martins, H., Fonseca, A., Souza Jr., C., Sales, M., & Veríssimo, A. 2013. Forest Transparency for the Brazilian Amazon (June 2013) (p. 13). Belém.

The SAD detected 184 km 2 of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon in June 2013. This represented an increase of 437% compared to June 2012 when the deforestation totaled 34km 2. Due to the low cloud cover, it was possible to monitor 88% of the territory in June 2013 while in June 2012 there were more clouds and it was possible to monitor 73% of the territory.

The accumulated deforestation from August 2012 to June 2013 totaled 1.855km 2. There was an increase of 103% over the previous period (August 2011 to June 2012) when the deforestation totaled 907km 2. In June 2013, deforestation mainly occurred in Pará (42%), Amazon (32%), Mato Grosso (18%) and Rondônia (5%).

The degraded forests in Legal Amazon totaled 169 km2 in June 2013. Compared to June 2012, when the forest degradation totaled 15 km 2, an increase of 1078%.

The accumulated forest degradation period (August 2012 to June 2013) reached 1.462km 2 In the previous period (August 2011 to June 2012), when degradation totaled 1.974km 2, a reduction of 26%.

In June 2013, the deforestation detected by SAD compromised 3.5 million tons of CO 2 equivalent. Accumulated in the period (August 2012 to June 2013) the emissions of CO 2 equivalent committed to deforestation totaled 97 million tons, representing an increase of 90% over the previous period (August 2011 to June 2012).

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