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Title: Accelerating deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia: Towards answering open questions
Authors: Fearnside, Philip Martin
Barbosa, Reinaldo Imbrozio
Keywords: Control Systems
Data Reduction
Public Policy
Brazilian Amazonia
Forest Destruction
Environmental Protection
Environmental Policy
Environmental Protection
Control System
Environmental Monitoring
Forest Management
Remote Sensing
Risk Assessment
Tropical Rain Forest
Mato Grosso
South America
Caesalpinia Ciliata
Issue Date: 2004
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Environmental Conservation
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 31, Número 1, Pags. 7-10
Abstract: The annual rate of deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia jumped by an estimated 40% between 2001 and 2002. This increase is in addition to a 15% upward revision by the Brazilian government of the estimated rate for 2001. Examination of the data underlying these estimates and comparisons with other measurements indicates that important questions remain unanswered, especially in the state of Mato Grosso, where assessment of the effectiveness of a deforestation licensing and control programme is critical to future efforts to contain forest destruction. The increase in deforestation rate in Mato Grosso in 2002 (23%) was less than half the increase in the remainder of Brazilian Amazonia (55%), indicating that the state government's deforestation control programme may have had some effect.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1017/S0376892904001055
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