May 8, 2013
We estimate that DETER-based environmental monitoring and law enforcement policies prevented the clearing of over 59,500 km2 of Amazon forest area from 2007 through 2011. Deforestation observed during this period totaled 41,500 km2 – 59% less than in the absence of the policy change. We also find that the policy change had no impact on agricultural production.
Como DETER o Desmatamento na Amazônia – Apenas sumário executivo – Português(735.29kb)
DETERring Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon – Executive Summary Only – English(731.97kb)
DETERring Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon – Technical Paper Only – English(1.99MB)