In August 2018, SAD detected 545 square kilometers of deforestation in the Legal Amazon, an increase of 199% in relation to August 2017, when deforestation totaled 182 square kilometers. In August 2018, deforestation occurred in Pará (37%), Mato Grosso (20%), Amazonas (19%), Rondônia (16%), Acre (7%), Roraima (1%) and Tocantins %). The degraded forests in the Legal Amazon totaled 118 square kilometers in August 2018, presenting a reduction of 70% compared to August 2017, when the detected forest degradation totaled 392 square kilometers. In August 2018, degradation was detected in the states of Mato Grosso (89%), Pará (10%) and Rondônia (1%).
Geography of Deforestation
In August 2018, the majority (55%) of deforestation occurred in private areas or under various stages of ownership. The remaining deforestation was recorded in the Agrarian Reform Settlements (23%), Conservation Units (18%) and Indigenous Lands (4%).
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