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Long-term forest degradation surpasses deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Created Oct 01 2020, 8:08 PM by Daniel Alberto Sumalavia Casuso
  • Restoration
  • Brazil
  • Biodiversity
  • Amazon
  • Deforestation
  • Conservation


This report generated a long-term spatially quantified assessment of forest degradation for the entire Brazilian Amazon from 1992 to 2014. It measured and mapped the full range of activities that degrade forests and evaluated the relationship with deforestation. From 1992 to 2014, the total area of degraded forest was 337,427 square kilometers (km2), compared with 308,311 km2 that were deforested.

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Title Long-term forest degradation surpasses deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon
Organization Eraldo Aparecido Trondoli Matricardi, David Lewis Skole, Olívia Bueno Costa, Marcos Antonio Pedlowski, Jay Howard Samek, Eder Pereira Miguel
Language English 
Year 2020
File type Online Report
Keywords     English Amazon, biodiversity, Brazil, deforestation, conservation, restoration.
Palabras clave Español Amazonía, biodiversidad, Brasil, deforestación, conservación, restauración
Palavras-chave Português    Amazônia, biodiversidade, Brasil, desmatamento, conservação, restauração.

 

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