Forest Transparency for the Legal Amazon (August 2010)

Forest Transparency for the Legal Amazon (August 2010)

transparencia_florestalHayashi, S., Souza Jr, C., Sales, M. & Veríssimo, A.

In August 2010, SAD detected 210 square kilometers of deforestation in the Legal Amazon. This represented a reduction of 23% in comparison to August 2010 when the deforestation totaled 273 square kilometers.

In August 2010, majority (68%) of the deforestation occurred in Pará, followed by Mato Grosso (11%), Amazonas (10%), Acre (6%), and Rondônia (5%).

An extremely significant increase (241%) of the forest degradation (forests intensely explored by wood and/or burning activities) reached 1.549 square kilometers in August 2010 compared to 455 square kilometers in August 2009. This degradation mainly occurred in Mato Grosso (46%) and Pará (38%).

In August 2010, the deforestation detected by SAD in Legal Amazon resulted in a commitment of 3,4 million tons of CO or 12,5 million tons of CO2 equivalents This represents a reduction of 19% in relation to August 2009.

It was possible to monitor with SAD the majority (81%) of Legal Amazon (excluding Maranhão) in August 2010.

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