Imazon's SAD bulletin on deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon for April 2018. In April 2018, deforestation increased 84 percent compared with April 2017, when deforestation totaled 97 square kilometers. Graphic: Imazon

By Stefania Costa
24 May 2018

(Imazon) – In April 2018, SAD detected 217 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 (39 square kilometers). Considering only the alerts from 10 hectares, there was an increase of 84% compared to April 2017, when deforestation totaled 97 square kilometers. In April 2018, deforestation occurred in Mato Grosso (50%), Amazonas (23%), Pará (19%), Roraima (5%) and Rondônia (3%).

The degraded forests in the Legal Amazon totaled 8 square kilometers in April 2018, the same amount detected in April 2017. In April 2018, the degradation was detected only in Mato Grosso.

In April 2018, the majority (83%) of deforestation occurred in private areas or under various stages of ownership. The remaining deforestation was recorded in Conservation Units (9%), Land Reform Settlements (7%) and Indigenous Lands (1%). [Translation by Google.]

Boletim do desmatamento da Amazônia Legal (abril 2018) SAD

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