Amazon deforestation levels rise in January - Instituto Ecológica

Amazon deforestation levels rise in January

Deforestation in the Amazon increased in January 2019 by 54% when compared to the same period in 2018.

In total, 108 square kilometers were deforested. The analysis comes through the Institute of Man and the Environment and the Amazon (Imazon), which has just published its latest deforestation bulletin.

Pará was the state with the highest number of trees felled, accounting for 37% of the losses.

Of the conservation areas that suffered deforestation, the most impaired were: the Tapajós Environmental Protection Area (APA); the APA Triunfo do Xingu and the Resex Verde Forever.

Illegal deforestation did not stop there. Several indigenous lands were also affected. The main blow occurred in Ituna, which lost 4 square kilometers of vegetation.