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Deforestation in the Legal Amazon in 2022

Trees cut down so far

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Daily average

trees
hectares

Total deforested

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hectares
Sources: DETER/INPE and MapBiomas

Evolution per period (deforested square kilometers)

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Nearly 500 million trees cut down in the Brazilian Amazon in 2021

Forestry dashboard presented shows that more than 1 thousand trees were cut down per minute. The forest’s destruction interferes with the rainfall regime and increases greenhouse gas emissions.

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Eletrobras privatization could increase deforestation and emissions in Brazil

Estimates indicate greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector will grow by 33% if amendments included in the omnibus bill, known as “tortoises”,are approved along with the privatization of the company, which is responsible for almost a third of energy produced in the country.

Explosive herd growth in the Amazon challenges Brazil’s cut in methane emissions

The regional herd has grown by almost 1000% since the 1970s and today represents over 40% of the total national amount. Brazil signed a commitment to reduce 30% of its greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade and will have to review its cattle husbandry practice in forest areas.

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PlenaMata is a dynamic platform that will include new content about the Brazilian Amazon, as well as widening its gaze to the other Pan-Amazon regions.

FORESTRY DASHBOARD

Data on deforestation provided in an up-to-date format and in context.

NEWS

Daily selection of news articles and studies, reports and opinion pieces on deforestation and conservation.

GLOSSARY

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