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MAAP Synthesis: 2019 Amazon Deforestation Trends and Hotspot...

MAAP, an initiative of Amazon Conservation, specializes in satellite-based, real-time deforestation monitoring of the Amazon. The annual Synthesis Report looks at the bigger picture for 2019, describi...

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A better Amazon road network for people and the environment

This study analyzed the expected environmental, social and economic impacts of 75 road projects, totaling 12 thousand kilometers of planned roads, in the Amazon region. The main takeaway from this stu...

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Technology Meets Policy In The Amazon

  Webinar: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:15pm Washington D.C. 1:15pm Brasilia Since 2001, the Amazon has lost 65.8 million acres (26.6 million hectares) of primary forest, an area equivalent to the siz...

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Beef in the Brazilian Amazon

Pasture is a major driver of land-use change throughout Latin America. This is especially true in the Brazilian Amazon, where 70% of deforested land is under pasture. This paper examines the Brazilian...

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Near doubling of Brazil’s intensive row crop area since 2000

This research article presents the results of a study that used the most spatially detailed historical record of satellite imagery available to show that the area of intensive row cropping in Brazil n...

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The Amazon forest and the social cost of deforestation

The article is a shorter version of a more extensive article first published in the "Ecological Economics' 153(2018). The article explores the implications of a forest-savanna critical transition and ...

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How much is green worth: the economic importance of Brazilia...

The present study demonstrates the relevance of Conservation Units in the Brazilian economy, allowing these protected areas to be perceived by society and public authorities as instruments of socioeco...

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Amazonian Protected Areas and their officials as victims of ...

This book gathers three documents that analyze from different angles the reality of the officials of the protected areas of Colombia and the territories that constitute them, as victims of the Colombi...

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Condemning the Forest Illegality and lack of governance in t...

This report makes an assessment of the dynamics of trade in wood in the Colombian Amazon. Explain the legal framework for logging and how, in theory, it should work. It also makes an analysis from the...

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End-Of-Conflict Deforestation – Evidence From Colombian’s Pe...

This paper studies the effect of the recent peace negotiation between the government and the FARC insurgency on Colombia’s forest cover. Using yearly deforestation data from satellite images and a diffe...

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Nearing the Tipping Point – Drivers of Deforestation in the ...

This report identifies the key forces driving deforestation in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, which together contain almost 90% of the Amazon rainforest, and analyzes policies aimed at r...

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Illegal Mining: Study Reveals Worst Devastation in Amazonian...

This report is based on a map of more than 2000 points in which illegal activity in the Amazon has been identified. Among them 96 protected natural areas with the presence of illegal mining within the...

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