This micro-site aggregates data on deforestation in the Amazon from several sources. The most timely data comes from Brazil: specifically Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and Imazon, a Brazilian NGO.
Narrative context on these issues can be found at Mongabay’s Amazon rainforest section as well as Mongabay’s regular news reporting on the Amazon in English, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish. Recent headlines from these sites can be found at the bottom of this page.
This site is organized into sections:
- Brazilian Amazon: Monthly deforestation (INPE + Imazon)
- Brazilian Amazon: Monthly land use change (INPE)
Recent news on monitoring deforestation in the Amazon rainforest
- Amazon deforestation declines but fossil fuels remain contentious, COP28 showson December 7, 2023 at 11:50 pm
This year’s COP28 kicked off in Dubai on Nov. 30 and saw Amazonian countries arriving with a string of environmental triumphs since the last climate summit hosted in Egypt. While these nations largely agree on the necessity to preserve the Amazon Rainforest, the conference has also unveiled a split over fossil fuel use and deforestation
- Safety of Peru’s land defenders in question after killing of Indigenous leader in the Amazonon December 7, 2023 at 4:19 pm
Kichwa leader Quinto Inuma Alvarado, president the Santa Rosillo de Yanayacu community, was murdered last Wednesday, November 29, in the San Martín region of the Peruvian Amazon. The crime took place around five p.m. when the activist was traveling with several relatives on the Yanayacu River. When his boat hit a tree and got stuck,
- Indigenous groups rebuke court OK for palm oil company to raze Papua forestson December 7, 2023 at 2:41 pm
JAKARTA — Indigenous people in Indonesia’s easternmost South Papua province have lambasted a court’s decision to reject their lawsuit that seeks to overturn an environmental permit for a palm oil company to raze their ancestral forest. By rejecting the lawsuit, the court is essentially greenlighting the company, PT Indo Asiana Lestari (IAL), to clear 26,326
- Thailand tries nature-based water management to adapt to climate changeon December 7, 2023 at 11:18 am
Water is essential for all forms of life. It also underpins food security, economic prosperity and public health. This is especially so in Thailand, a country transited by some of Southeast Asia’s mightiest watercourses and whose growing national economy depends heavily on irrigated crops like rice. But as climate change continues to bring extreme weather
- Chinese gold miners ‘illegally’ tearing up Cambodian wildlife sanctuaryon December 7, 2023 at 2:27 am
*Name changed for the security of sources who feared retributions from authorities KAMPONG THOM, Cambodia — “The company operates as they please. We’ve asked the authorities for help, but they won’t do anything for us,” said Bunnarith*, a lifelong resident of Snang An village in the densely forested province of Kampong Thom. “The people living