• Oil&Gas

    Oil blocks are mostly concentrated in the Andean Amazon or transition zone between this region and the Amazon jungle. The procedure is associated with the construction of new roads in the middle of the jungle, and represents risk to protected areas and indigenous territories. On the map, the areas of the blocks are divided by color according to their use stage: darker purple areas are already in the exploration and extraction, the brighter ones are requested and potential applications. Mouse over each one of them to see information about their phases, applicants and official area in hectares.

  • Mining

    Areas of mining concessions in the nine Amazonian countries divided by color according to the stage of granting: light green, areas that already contains mining and mineral research; light blue areas, requested ones; dark blue, areas with exploration potential. Relations with protected areas and indigeneous land showed

  • Deforestation

    Forest height 2011 Remote sensing data showing forest height. Brighter greens correspond to higher vegetation cover. Fish bone patterns indicate roads and human activity. 0m Height 73m Source:NASA Deforestation 1976 – 1991 The hatched yellow areas show deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon between the years of 1976 and 1991. Source:GeoNetwork opensource Deforestation 2005-2019 Yellow areas […]


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