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Unmasking the impunity of illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: a call for enforcement and accountability

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In this letter, we share perspectives on the dynamics of deforestation alerts in the Brazilian Amazon and the action of public enforcement agencies, to draw attention to the urgency of supporting these entities for resuming the fight against deforestation.

Our analysis shows that only 1.3% of the deforestation alerts in the Brazilian Amazon published by MapBiomas Alert match with IBAMA’s infraction notices and/or embargoes.

This represents only 6.1% of the total deforested area detected, an extremely low level for enforcement activities. Poor results such as these reflect the reduction in IBAMA’s actions in recent years.

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