Deforestation Report (SAD) October 2013

Deforestation Report (SAD) October 2013

image (2)SAD detected 43 square kilometers of deforestation in the Legal Amazon.
Martins, H., Fonseca, A., Souza Jr., C., Sales, M., & Veríssimo, A. 2013. Forest Transparency for the Brazilian Amazon (October 2013) (p. 11). Belém.

In October 2013, SAD detected 43 square kilometers of deforestation in the Legal Amazon. That represents a drop of 91% if compared with the deforestation recorded by SAD in October 2012. Of that total, 39% occurred in Amazonas, followed by Rondônia (26%), Mato Grosso (15%), Pará (11%) and Acre (9%). Due to cloud cover, it was possible to monitor only 69% of the territory, a value lower than that obtained in October 2012 (83%).

The deforestation accumulated in the period from August 2013 to October 2013, corresponding to the first three months of the current deforestation calendar, totaled 331 square kilometers. There was a reduction of 71% in relation to the previous year (August 2012 to October 2012) when deforestation totaled 1,152 square kilometers.

Degraded foreststotaled 40 square kilometers in October 2013. In relation to October 2012 there was a reduction of 85% when forest degradation totaled 268 square kilometers. The great majority (86%) occurred in Mato Grosso, followed by Rondônia (14%)

Forest degradation accumulated during the period from August 2013 to October 2013 totaled 149 square kilometers. In relation to the previous period (August 2012 to October 2012),when forest degradation totaled 611 square kilometers, there was a reduction of 76%.

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