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Amazon rainforest degradation increased 272 percent in September 2016 compared with 2015

Friday, October 21, 2016 11:54
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Deforestation and forest degradation in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest in September 2016. In September 2016, Imazon's Deforestation Alert System (SAD) detected 387 square kilometres of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. This represented an increase of 69 percent compared to September 2015. Degraded forests in the Amazon rainforest totaled 2,592 square kilometers in September 2016, a 272 percent increase compared to September 2015. Graphic: Imazon

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By Antônio Fonseca, Marcelo Justino, Carlos Souza Jr., and Adalberto Veríssimo
20 October 2016

(Imazon) – In September 2016, Imazon's Deforestation Alert System (SAD) detected 387 square kilometres of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. This represented an increase of 69% compared to September 2015, when deforestation totaled 229 square kilometers. In September 2016, deforestation occurred in Mato Grosso (42%), Pará (25%), Rondônia (16%), Amazonas (15%), and Tocantins (1%).

Degraded forests in the Amazon rainforest totaled 2,592 square kilometers in September 2016. Compared to September 2015, there was a 272% increase, when forest degradation scored 697 square kilometers. The degradation occurred in Mato Grosso (94%), Amazonas (2%), Acre (1%), Pará (1%), Rondônia (1%) and Tocantins (1%).

Boletim do desmatamento da Amazônia Legal (setembro de 2016) SAD

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