4 december 2014

"Amazon deforestation down 18% shows environmental governance is working well"

"The 18% fall in the Legal Amazon deforestation rate, in the period from August 2013 to July 2014, compared to the same period the year before, shows that the Brazilian public environmental governance system is effective" according to ABIOVE. In the 2013/14 period, PRODES (Project for Satellite Monitoring of Legal Amazon) measured 4,848 km2 (18.7 sq. miles), an 18% decrease compared to the same period the year before, when INPE (National Space Research Institute) showed that 5,891 km2 (22.7 sq. miles) had been deforested.

According to ABIOVE'S Digital Newsletter on Soy Productive Chain, "the decrease in deforestation should be seen as a consequence of a set of policies and steps taken since 2006, including:  System for detecting deforestation and fires in real time through the use of satellite images; coordination of inspections with the participation of the Federal Police, Federal Highway Police and National Guard; the list of embargoed areas kept by IBAMA (Brazilian Environmental & Renewable Natural Resources Institute); comprehensive environmental and social legislation with severe punishments; creation of CAR (Rural Environmental Registration); economic-ecological zoning; creation of new conservation units; forest management incentives."

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