Brazil Lost 7.6 Percent of Its Forests Between 2000 and 2018, Says IBGE

The countryside vegetation recorded an even higher loss in the 12-year period analyzed - 10.1 percent.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey published yesterday, March 26th, by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) shows that from 2000 to 2018, Brazil lost 7.6 percent of its forest vegetation.

The forested area, which was 4.02 million square kilometers (km²) in 2000, is now 3.71 million km², equivalent to 42.4 percent of the country's territory. From 2016 to 2018, the loss was 0.2 percent.

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