Various authors. System for Monitoring Timber Harvesting (Simex): Mapping logging in Acre state – August 2021 to July 2022. Belém: Imazon, Idesam, Imaflora e ICV.
Between August 2021 and July 2022, Simex network mapped 25,667 hectares of forestlands submitted to logging in the state of Acre. This area is greater than double of the area mapped in previous year (10,886 hectares). We detected that 98% (25,113 hectares) of the logged area had an authorization for harvesting and 2% (554 hectares) were not authorizedly. All logging was concentrated in private rural properties and no harvesting were detected in protected areas, such as Conservation Units or Indigenous Lands.
ASSESSMENT OF LEGALITY
The data used to verify the legality of logging activities was obtained from a database of logging authorizations of Sinaflor (National System for Controlling the Origin of Forestry Products), the GeoServer SisCom (Shared Environmental Information System) and data from the Sustainable Forest Management Plans and Forest Logging Authorizations (Autex) made available by the Environment Institute of Acre -IMAC. We checked whether each mapped logged area had an operating license and whether it was valid for that period.