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
Brazil gains 1.7 million hectares of water by 2022, but continues to dry up
Pantanal continues as the biome with the largest reduction in water surface area
Satellite images reveal the 5 municipalities that deforest the most in the 9 Caatinga states
Deforestation in the biome advanced 70% from 2020 to 2021
In 37 years Peru lost 49.9% of glaciers and 3.9% of natural vegetation
MapBiomas Peru launched Collection 1.0 at the beginning of March
Brazil burned an area equivalent to Colombia and Chile combined between 1985 and 2022
More than 185 million hectares were consumed by fire. Each year, the area burned in Brazil is equivalent to that of Suriname
Collection 7 data are updated, now in version 7.1
Infrastructure module now provides layers on silos, cold storage and telecom antennas
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MORE THAN THREE DECADES OF DATA
The MapBiomas Collection 7.1 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 2 of MapBiomas Fogo present the impacts of fire on the national territory over 37 years (1985 and 2022). 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
Besides the water surface gain in 2022, the data of MapBiomas' Collection 2, from 1985 to 2022, indicate a loss tendency in the water surface at all Brazil's watershed regions.