Satellite imagery shows 11% reduction in Amazon deforestation per year
The rate of deforestation of equatorial rainforests in the Brazilian part of the Amazon basin has decreased by 11% in a year.
This is evidenced by data from the National Institute for Space Research.
According to the satellite imagery data he processed, from August 2021 to August 2022, 11,568 sq. km of forest. A year earlier, this figure was 13,038 sq. m. km, which has become a record since 2006. At the same time, this figure exceeds the mark of 10 thousand sq. km for the fourth year.
Most of all, forest areas have decreased in the states of Para (more than 4 thousand sq. km), Amazonas (2.6 thousand sq. km), Mato Grosso (about 2 thousand sq. km) and Rondonia (more than 1.5 thousand . sq. km). Amazonas also became the only state to clear more rainforest than a year earlier. The growth of this indicator was 13%. The most significant decline in deforestation occurred in the state of Amapa on the border with French Guiana, where only 6 square meters disappeared in a year. km of forest.
At the UN climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva vowed to end illegal logging in the region.