Not only were INPE’s DETER deforestation alerts in 2022 the highest in history, they surpassed the average for the previous 12 months by 25%. The state of Amazonas ranked second among those Brazilian states inside the Legal Amazon that lost the most rainforest.
An area the size of the city of São Paulo was deforested in the Amazon in July 2022 alone. Pará state leads the monthly ranking; however, the cumulative total for the year shows Amazonas state in the lead for the first time. Estimates suggest that the annual rate of deforestation in the biome will be the highest since 2006.
The INPE programs are vital to keep the forest standing. While Prodes generates annual deforestation rates, Deter makes daily alerts to improve monitoring against tree cutting and fires.
Contrary to what the vice president said, devastation grew 12% in the month, 34% in the year and in 2019-2020 will probably be one of the highest ever recorded since the start of the count of Inpe
This year – which started in August 2014 and runs until July 2015 – already has 2 765 km² in areas indicated by Deter deforestation alerts, the Real Time Detection System of Change in Forest Cover, from INPE.
((o))eco investigated the release dates of the numbers of deforestation in the Amazon. The conclusion is that the government tends to be irregular.
Data on Friday about the Amazon indicate growth of 714%. However, losses keep downward trend in the year.
The Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) will receive U.S. $ 11 million of the Amazon Fund to monitor deforestation in the forest, through BNDES.
Brazil’s National Space Research Agency INPE today confirmed an apparent rise in Amazon forest clearing for the four-month period ending February 28, 2013.
Despite the growth, the government argues that almost half of the deforestation of the period, 46%, was degradation and not shallow cut.