Brazilian Forest Service (SFB)A federal agency created in 2006 to promote and control sustainable economic activities in public forests granted to private and civil entities.
The Brazilian Forest Service (SFB) began with the publication of Law 11.284/2006, whose article 54 bound it to the Ministry of the Environment. In 2019, through Law 13,844/2019, it was relocated to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply. The agency is responsible for managing the national public forest system, promoting sustainable logging, and other activities through temporary forest management concessions to private and civil entities. Its functions also encompass the application of Brazilian forestry legislation, especially the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR). Mandatory electronic registration by self-declaration is the first step towards the environmental regularization of rural properties.