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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%).