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    Social Progress Index in the Amazon

    This map was made by Laura Kurtzberg using the database provided by the Social Progress Index in the Amazon, developed in 2014 by Imazon. Analyzing 43 indicators, the metric try to translate the balance between life quality and environmental preservation. Slave work 2003-2012 The data show the number of rescued workers during operations of the […]

  • Environment activists murdered in 2014

    Ambiental activists murdered 2014 The data demonstrates the location of murders of ambiental activists in 2014 in Latin America Source: Global Witness Deforestation 1976 – 1991 The hatched yellow areas show deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon between the years of 1976 and 1991. Source:GeoNetwork opensource Deforestation 2005-2015 Yellow areas correspond to deforestation from 2005 to […]

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    Forced Labor in Amazonia

    This map was made using the database provided by the Brazilian Ministry of Labor and Employment (Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego) covering the period between 2003 and 2012. The data demonstrates the number of workers rescued during task force interventions of rural properties in states in the Amazon region. Map Design by Hebert Valois (Lab […]

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    Deforestation Imazon-SAD

    The brown polygon layer of this map represents the data from the System of Deforestation Alerts (SAD in Portuguese acronym), from 2007 up to June 2013. The SAD information is generate and made freely available by the Instituto do Meio Ambiente e Homem da Amazônia (IMAZON), based on analysis of MODIS and Landsat imagery

  • Protected Areas and Indigenous Lands

    Protected Areas and Indigenous Lands

    Protected Areas Natural protected areas in the nine countries of the Amazon, including Ecuadorian forests, national and departmental protected areas. The limits of each area are shown outlined in green and their names are labeled inside the areas’ polygons. On the map, hover over each area to see more information about type, usage and size […]

  • Estradas e desmatamento

    Roads and Deforestation

    This map features the relation between deforestation and the opening of roads in the Amazon. It puts together the database of roads ,collected by Raisg on their “Amazon Under Pressure” Altas, and deforestation, as measured on Brazil´s INPE data. On the center of the map, the intersection between two of the main roads in the Brazilian Amazon, the BR163 and BR-230, the also Transamazônica Highway.

  • Petróleo em Yasuní

    Oil in Yasuní

    The Yasuní National Park, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, is considered the most biodiverse area in the planet, according to studies published by Universidade San Francisco de Quito. This maps show the oil exploration within the boarders of the protected areas. The purple squares represent the oil concessions and the icons, drilling wells.

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    Belo Monte dam

    The Belo Monte hydroeletric power plant, in Brazil, it is planned to be ready in the next 3 years. It is a massive project set to generate more than 5000 megawatts/hour by damming the Xingu River, in the state of Pará. On this map, the region featured show the area affected, know as the Volta Grande do Xingu, where many indigenous tribes are located. Also is possible the see the exact location of the new dam.


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