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Brazil Reports Lowest Rate of Amazonian Deforestation in Two Decades

Brazil Reports Lowest Rate of Amazonian Deforestation in Two Decades

Brazil’s space agency, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), has reported the lowest rate (km²/yr) of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon since 1988 when the agency began its annual space-based assessments. Brazil uses Landsat data as a key input for their systematic monitoring of Amazonian deforestation, a project known as PRODES (Estimate of Amazon Gross Deforestation Project). From August 2008 to August 2009, INPE reported a deforestation rate of 7,008 square kilometers.
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Project PRODES [external link; in Portuguese]

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