Deforestation Report (SAD) May 2013

Deforestation Report (SAD) May 2013

sad_setembro_2012 (1)Check out now the deforestation and forest degradation data for may 2013 in the Brazilian Amazon.

Martins, H., Fonseca, A., Souza Jr., C., Sales, M., & Veríssimo, A. 2013. Forest Transparency for the Brazilian Amazon (May 2013) (p. 12). Belém.

In May 2013, SAD detected 84 km² of deforestation in the Legal Amazon with a cloud cover that 46% of the territory. This represented an increase of 97% compared to May 2012, when the deforestation totaled 42.5 km² and the cloud cover was 54%.

The accumulated deforestation from August 2012 to May 2013 totaled 1654 km². There was an increase of 89% over the In May 2013, the deforestation previous period (August 2011 to May 2012), when deforestation amounted 873 km².

In May 2013, the majority (61%) of the deforestation occurred in Mato Grosso, followed by Pará (29%), Rondônia (7%), Amazonas (2%) and Acre (1%).

The degraded forests in Legal Amazon totaled 74.5 km² in May 2013. Compared to May 2012, when the degradation of forests totaled 370.5 km², a reduction of 80%. The accumulated forest degradation in the period (August 2012 to May 2013) reached 1293 km². In the previous period (August 2011 to May 2012), when degradation totaled 1960 km², a reduction of 34%.

In May 2013, the deforestation detected by SAD pledged the equivalent of 1.5 million tons of CO². Accumulated in the period (August 2012 to May 2013) the equivalent emissions of CO² committed to deforestation totaled 93 million tons, representing an increase of 54% over the previous period (August 2011 to May 2012).

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