Imazon's SAD bulletin on deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon for June 2018. In June 2018, deforestation was 1169 square kilometers, an increase of 108 percent compared with June 2017, when deforestation totaled 537 square kilometers. Graphic: Imazon

By Stefania Costa
20 July 2018

In June 2018, SAD detected 1169 square kilometers of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. In this bulletin, the fraction of deforestation between 1 and 10 hectares was 4% of the total detected (52 square kilometers). Considering only the alerts from 10 hectares, there was an increase of 108% compared to June 2017, when deforestation totaled 537 square kilometers. In June 2018, deforestation occurred in Amazonas (31%), Pará (29%), Rondônia (22%), Mato Grosso (16%), Roraima (1%) and Acre (1%).

The degraded forests in the Amazon rainforest totaled 40 square kilometers in June 2018. In June 2017, the detected forest degradation totaled 8 square kilometers. In June 2018, degradation was detected in the states of Pará (90%) and Mato Grosso (10%).

In June 2018, the majority (62%) of deforestation occurred in private areas or under various stages of ownership. The remaining deforestation was registered in Conservation Units (22%), Land Reform Settlements (13%) and Indigenous Lands (3%). [Translation by Google. –Des]

Boletim do desmatamento da Amazônia Legal (junho 2018) SAD

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