Forest Transparency for the Legal Amazon (July 2011)

Forest Transparency for the Legal Amazon (July 2011)

amazonia_legal_abril_2011See here the data about the deforestation and forest degradation in the Brazilian Amazon for July 2011.

Hayashi, S., Souza Jr., C., Sales, M. & Veríssimo, A. 2011.

In July 2011, SAD detected 93 square kilometers of deforestation in Legal Amazon. It represented a 40% reduction regarding July 2010 when the deforestation totaled 155 square kilometers. From this total, 41% occurred in Pará, followed by Mato Grosso (23%), Rondônia (18%), Amazonas (14%), and the rest in Amapá, Acre and Tocantins.

The deforestation accumulated in the period of August 2010 to July 2011, corresponding to the twelve months of the current Deforestation Calendar, has reached 1.628 square kilometers. There was 9% increase regarding the same previous period (August 2009 to July 2010) when the deforestation totaled 1.488 square kilometers.

The degraded forests in Legal Amazon, totaled 116 square kilometers in July 2011. This accumulated Forest degradation in the Period of August 2010 to July 2011 totaled 6.389 square kilometers. Regarding the previous period (August 2009 to July 2010) there was an expressive increase (241%), when the forest degradation totaled 1.873 square kilometers.

In July 2011, the deforestation detected by SAD compromised 6.6 million tons of equivalent CO2 which represents a reduction of 27% regarding July 2010. In the accumulated period (August 2010 – July 2011) the deforestation compromised 97.5 million tons of equivalent CO2 and represented an increase of 1% regarding the previous period (August 2009 to July 2010).

In July 2011, the cloud coverage was reduced and it was possible to monitor 82% of Legal Amazon.

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