Satellite data reveals illegal logging in Brazil

Satellite data reveals illegal logging in Brazil

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Para: llegal logging remains pervasive in the Brazilian state of Pará, finds an assessment report released by Imazon. Analysing satellite data and records from Pará”s environmental agency Sema, the Brazil-based NGO found that 78% of logging documented via satellite between August 2011 and July 2012 was illegal. Some 122,337 hectares of rainforest was logged during the period, a 151% rise over a year earlier, when 48,802 ha were illegally harvested.

Source: Estadao