Monitoring the state of the world’s forests is a monumental task with challenges in data collection, interpretation and display. The Global Forest Change (GFC), a project developed by Professor Matthew Hansen of the University of Maryland´s Geography Department, tackles this issue by using algorithms to distinguish forest cover and change in satellite imagery. From this […]
Research compares information from research plots along the Amazon with maps of current and projected deforestation to estimate how many species have disappeared and where.
5.121 km² of forests were destroyed, compared to 3.036 km² devastated from August of 2013 to July of 2014. It is the largest deforestation verified by Deter in the past six years.
On August 14, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) presented the official rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon between August 2013 and July 2014. This result is 3% higher than the number announced in November 2014.
Land management experiences in Panamazônia and Chaco were presented in a meeting in Bolivia. Civil society can influence public policies and demand sustainability, say experts.
This year – which started in August 2014 and runs until July 2015 – has already seen 2 765 km² of land indicated by Deter deforestation alerts, INPE’s Real Time Detection System of Change in Forest Cover.
Responsible for three-quarters of all deforestation recorded in March this year by the Institute of Man and Environment in the Amazon (Imazon), Mato Grosso dominated the list of cities that were the most devastated forests in the past month: seven of the ten highest in deforestation are in the state.
The latest PRODES data, from 2013, is already updated on InfoAmazonia As part of the Deforestation of the Legal Amazon Monitoring Project (PRODES), Brazil’s National Institute of Spacial Research (INPE) has released its updated figure of the deforestation rate in the Amazon, revealing ties between environmental policy and increased pressure on the rainforest. The PRODES […]