Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply is set to create the Socio-Environmental Adequacy Index on the production chains of meat, soybeans, and wood in the states of Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, and Tocantins.
Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (Inpe) found the deforested areas in the Amazon amounted to 9,762 km² from August 2018 to July 2019. The area of deforested native vegetation expanded 29.54 percent from the previous period, August 2017 to July 2018.
Brazilian government’s statistics institute IBGE on Wednesday (Oct 30) published a map detailing representations of Brazil’s six continental biomes: the Amazon, the Cerrado, the Atlantic Forest, the Caatinga, the Pampas, and the Pantanal.
Operation Verde Brasil (“Brazil green”) has fined sawmills, illegal logging companies, producers and people involved with the burning and deforestation of the Amazon. The operation is said to have helped curb wildfires in September, which was bellow the historic average.
The Brazilian government unveiled a new task force to work on motions to enforce environmental policies in the nine Brazilian states of the Amazon Forest. The initiative will last six months and target deforesters and other environmental offenders.