Imazon is collaborating with the Brazilian state of Pará to combine real time satellite imagery and advanced mapping techniques to protect the rainforest.
A new paper in Science magazine says that since 2005, the rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has dropped 70 percent, and Brazil now leads the world in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
A rash of road construction is causing widespread change in the world’s largest tropical forest — with potentially global consequences.
Greenpeace published a 2-year investigation that shows how the logging industry threatens the Amazon rainforest. These photos show the illegal logging that’s ransacking the forest and show what’s at stake if the logging continues.
Deforestation, especially in the Andean highlands of Bolivia and Peru, was the main driver of this year’s disastrous flooding in the Madeira river watershed in Bolivia’s Amazon rainforest and the drainage basin across the border, in Brazil.
The San Roque Agricultural Experiment Station was invaded and more than three thousand trees were cut down that were part of agroforestry systems of timber species.
According to the report “Security Agenda for the Amazon”, large-scale deforestation could reduce rainfall, which would also affect the production of electricity.
After three months of delaying disclosure, MMA announces a fall of 23% in the accumulated deforestation in 12 months.