Thursday, March 4, 2010

Imazon records deforestation of 79 square kilometers in December and January

Aerial view of the Amazon
Imazon warns that deforestation data in this period may be underestimated, since in December 2009 and January 2010 there was a lot of cloud cover, hiding approximately 50% of the Amazon. The regions most affected by cloud cover were Amapá, Amazonas and Pará. In addition, part of Maranhão that make up the Amazon was not analyzed.

Please note: This article is in Portuguese.

Photo courtesy of Stacy/Google Picasa


  1. Hi, Eric!
    I was just passing by and found your blog. I`m brasilian and i really like your intensions about our nature.
    Congratulations and keep on it in mind!

  2. ^ Hi, Crissant.... thank you for the kind words. I hope you will visit again!