RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Pará state reduced its deforestation rate in July by 32%, when compared to the same month last year. In 12 months the reduction reached 554 km2, the equivalent of an area larger than the city of Porto Alegre.
The government of Pará last year increased the number of inspectors tenfold, in order to fight illegal deforestation.
In this period, 175,810 hectares of criminally deforested areas were seized as well as 5,667 m³ of illegally extracted wood, 230 chainsaws and 125 vehicles, including tractors, loaders and bulldozers.
In addition to fighting deforestation, Pará has implemented . . .