The system SAD detected 137 km of deforestation in Amazon on april 2015. It´s 36% higher than the same period of last year, when the area deforested was of 101 km.
The major part of deforestation was registered in Mato Grosso (67%), followed by Rondônia (15%), Pará (11%), Amazonas (3%), Roraima (3%) and Acre (1%).
When we compare the period from august 2014 to april 2015 to exactly the previous period, we see the deforestation increased 187%, reaching the bad mark of 1.898km.
SAD is a satelite used to monitor deforestation in Amazon. Often, its precision is hampered by clouds. On April 2015 more than hald of Amazon was covered by clouds and the states that had an impaired measurement was Amapá, Roraima and Pará.
On August, Imazon will publish the numbers obtained through Prodes – another measurement system. This is the one used by government to monitor Brazilian deforestation.
By Beatriz Buarque