In the month, they detected 52 square kilometers of deforestation in the Amazon. The state of Amazonas was the winner tearing down the jungle.
Imazon turns 25 this month. NGO is distinguished by scientific production and the independent monitoring of deforestation in the region.
In a new study, Imazon researchers reveal the 50 protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon with the highest deforestation between 2012 and 2014.
Nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil, making it the biggest component in the region’s deforestation rate.
With 75% of all deforestation recorded in March this year by the Imazon, Mato Grosso led the list of cities that most devastated forests in the past month: seven of the ten largest in deforestation are in the state.
Ranking of three municipalities with more deforestation alerts: Porto dos Gauchos, in Mato Grosso; and Vitória do Xingu and Itaituba, in Pará.
The Brazilian government has officially confirmed that deforestation in the Amazon is pacing sharply higher than a year ago.
In the last quarter, clearcutting alerts in the Amazon increased 5.43%. But in the last six months since August increase is 90%.
It is the sixth consecutive month in the monthly data on deforestation. In January, this increase meant 288 square kilometers of forest cleared.
Were 183,000 fires detected by satellite throughout the year, 60% more than in 2013, when the number of fires had reached the lowest value since 2000.