Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, July 2015-June 2016. Graphic: Imazon

[Translation by Bing Translator.]

6 September 2016 (Imazon) – Forest mega-degradation by burning detected in June 2016 by SAD was confirmed with more detailed analyses of satellite images. Degraded area is greater than double the average of deforestation detected by satellite from 2010 to 2015: 15,043 km² of accumulated forest degradation area detected by SAD during August 2015-July 2016.

More intense and frequent droughts may increase the risk of forest megafires in the Amazon.


Infográfico: Aumento da Degradação Florestal na Amazônia (julho 2015 a junho 2016)



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