Characteristics of deforestation in the Mato Grosso Cerrado in 2019

Characteristics of deforestation in the Mato Grosso Cerrado in 2019

Map showing the distribution of deforestation in the Cerrado by land categoryDistribution of deforestation in the Cerrado by land category
Map showing the concentration of deforestation between August 2018 and July 2019
Concentration of deforestation
between August 2018 and July 2019

Data from the National Institute of Spatial Research (INPE) points to a 6% drop in deforestation of Cerrado areas in Mato Grosso between July 2018 and August 2019, in relation to the last survey.

The result, however, is far from the requirement for the State to achieve one of the main goals taken on during the Paris Climate Conference, in 2015: reducing the annual rate of deforestation in the biome to 150 Km2 by 2030.

“The rate of destruction of the Cerrado remains alarming,” affirms a section of the report titled ‘Characteristics of deforestation in the Mato Grosso Cerrado in 2019,’ released on Thursday (the 6th) by the Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV).

 

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