MapBiomas is a multi-institutional initiative involving universities, NGOs and technology companies that have come together to contribute to understanding the transformations of the Brazilian territory through the annual mapping of land cover and land use in Brazil
Amazon is the biome with the most pastures in Brazil
In the last two decades, the pasture area grew 40% in the Amazon and decreased in the Atlantic Forest (28%) and Cerrado (10%)
Radiography of the Brazilian coast in the last 37 years: stable mangroves, shrinking beaches and dunes
Between 1985 and 2021, the mangrove area expanded by 4%, from 970,000 hectares to more than one million hectares (1,011 Mha)
Remote embargoes of deforested areas can speed up environmental enforcement in Brazil
Good Practices Guide aims to give scale to the practice that makes use of technological resources available and accessible to all
Consultancy to the External Evaluation of the MapBiomas' project
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Amazon lost 9.7% of its natural vegetation in 37 years
The most recent data from MapBiomas Amazônia reinforces the need for integrated international action to reverse the current trend of destruction
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MapBiomas' Fire Monitor: October numbers
Burning in October reached an area 66% larger than in 2021
Brazil's slums grow at a fast pace and occupy 106,000 hectares
Native vegetation loss in South America and Indonesia reached an area larger than Somalia
MORE THAN THREE DECADES OF DATA
The MapBiomas Collection 7 of Brazil's annual maps of land cover and land use covers the period from 1985 to 2021 on a 30 m spatial resolution. This new collection has some improvements in accuracy in the biomes and two new classes (Cotton and Herbaceous Sandbank Vegetation), mapping 27 classes.
DEFORESTATION AND SECONDARY VEGETATION
Deforestation and secondary vegetation growth data for all Brazilian biomes from 1987 to 2019, including classification between native vegetation types and successional stage - primary or secondary native vegetation.
New data published on the evolution of industrial mining and mining areas from 1985 to 2020.
IRRIGATION AND GRASSLAND QUALITY
Check out new features and layers of information, such as the evolution of the irrigation area and the evaluation of pasture quality in Brazil.
THE IMPACT OF FIRE
Data from Collection 1 of MapBiomas Fogo present the impacts of fire on the national territory over 36 years (1985 and 2020). In each of these years, Brazil burned an area larger than England: 150,957 km² per year, or 1.8% of the country. The accumulated result for the period reaches practically one fifth of the national territory: 1,672,142 km², or 19.6% of Brazil, with 65% of the total burned area being natural vegetation.
WATER SURFACE REDUCTION
Where is the water that was here? Data from Collection 1 of MapBiomas Água presents the analysis of satellite images of the entire national territory between 1985 and 2021 and indicates a clear trend of water surface loss in all hydrographic regions from all biomes of the country.