SIMEX Amazônia Bulletin: Mapping Timber Harvesting In The Amazon – August 2020 to July 2021
In this new study we map and assess the legality of timber harvesting in the Brazilian Amazon for the period from August 2020 to July 2021.
The ten municipalities with more areas logged without authorization represent 49% of all unauthorized extraction for the period. Among these municipalities, 8 are located in Mato Grosso and 2 in Amazonas. To mitigate unauthorized logging in the Amazon it is frst necessary to provide centralized, updated, and accessible information from forest control systems so as to allow implementation of realtime monitoring routines and the adoption of tools for fraud control, including the traceability of wood products.