Deforestation Report (SAD) September 2013

Deforestation Report (SAD) September 2013

image (1)In September 2013, SAD detected 103 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 (August 2013) (p. 11). Belém.

In September 2013, SAD detected 103 square kilometers of deforestation in the Legal Amazon. That represents a drop of 76% if compared with the deforestation recorded by SAD in September 2012 Of that total, 46% occurredin Rondônia followed by Amazonas (23%) Mato Grosso (15%) and Pará (9%). The proportion of clouds was similar in the comparison between September 2013 (21%) vs September 2012 (20%).

The deforestation accumulated in the period from August 2013 to September 2013, corresponding to the first two months of the current deforestation calendar, totaled 288 square kilometers. There was a reduction of 57% in relation to the previous year (August 2012 to September 2012) when deforestation totaled 663 square kilometers.
Degraded foreststotaled 16 square kilometers in September 2013. In relation to September 2012,when forest degradation totaled 283 square kilometers, there was a reduction of 94%. The majority (69%) occurred in Mato Grosso followed by Pará (25%)
Forest degradation accumulated during the period from August 2013 to September 2013 totaled 108 square kilometers. In relation to the previous period (August 2012 to September 2012) when forest degradation totaled 343 square kilometers, there was a reduction of 69%.

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