Deforestation and forest degradation in the Brazilian Amazon in Brazil, March 2018. Deforestation increased by 249 percent in March 2018, compared with March 2017. Graphic: Imazon

By Antônio Fonseca, Marcelo Justino, Dalton Cardoso, Júlia Gabriela Ribeiro, Rodney Solomão, Carlos Souza Jr., and Adalberto Veríssimo
20 April 2018

(Imazon) – In March 2018, SAD detected 287 square kilometers of deforestation in the Amazon forest. In this bulletin, the fraction of deforestation between 1 and 10 hectares was 18% of the total detected (44 square kilometers). Considering only the alerts from 10 hectares, there was an increase of 249% in relation to March 2017, when deforestation totaled 71 square kilometers. In March 2018, deforestation occurred in Mato Grosso (40%), Roraima (21%), Pará (18%), Amazonas (14%) and Rondônia (7%).

The degraded forests in the Amazon forest totaled 102 square kilometers in March 2018. In relation to March 2017 there was an increase of 28%, when the forest degradation totaled 74 square kilometers. In March 2018 the degradation was detected in Roraima (95%) and Mato Grosso (5%). [Translation by Google.]

Boletim do desmatamento da Amazônia Legal (Março 2018)

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