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Joining forces for an end to deforestation in the Amazon

A living forest is better for everyone. The PlenaMata platform was created from this perspective. We mobilize people, businesses, institutions and communities for a great purpose: to work together for forest conservation and ending deforestation in the Amazon. Here, knowledge will generate movement. For this, we bring together data, indicators, analysis and shine a light on initiatives for the conservation and regeneration of the Amazon.

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DEFORESTATION IN THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON

Deforestation in the Legal Amazon in 2021

Trees cut down so far

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Daily average

trees
hectares

Total deforested

30762 alerts
hectares
Sources: DETER/INPE and MapBiomas
Deforestation alerts detected last week
hectares

Evolution per period (square kilometers deforested)

These 4 bills could worsen land tenure chaos in the Amazon

13 October 2021 

Contrary to the issues debated at COP26, both houses of Congress are discussing bills that increase deforestation, give amnesty to public land grabbers and weaken the protection of indigenous peoples’ rights.

MOST RECENT NEWS

Carolle Alarcon/Cedida/OBR-319

“Construction works on the BR-319 highway are politically motivated”

The executive secretary of the BR-319 Observatory, Fernanda Meirelles, tells us about how the renovation plans for a stretch of almost 500 km advanced, trampling indigenous rights and ignoring incomplete environmental studies. This highway may aggravate deforestation in southern Amazonas, a region which already breaks records month after month.

Fire follows deforestation in the Amazon

Studies by Brazilian scientists show that deforestation, not droughts, has been the main agent behind fires. Public policies and reinforcement of control agencies are solutions to stop the loss of native vegetation.

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What’s coming

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.