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
In 37 years, the Amazon has lost 12% of its forest
Farming advances and now occupies 15% of the biome
Soy occupies 10% of the Cerrado
The biome has already lost almost half of its native vegetation and is getting hotter and drier
Caatinga loses 160 thousand ha of water surface and more than 10% of native vegetation in 37 years
With the exception of Sergipe, all the Caatinga states had a reduction in water surface area
MapBiomas launches second collection of the Trinational Atlantic Forest (1985-2021)
Event takes place on Thursday, October 6th, at 10am
91.6% of the area mined in Brazil is located in the Amazon biome
Advance of mining on indigenous lands was 632% between 2010 and 2021
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REVIEWED HISTORICAL SERIES
The MapBiomas Collection 7 data shows Brazil's annual land cover and use maps, covering the period from 1985 to 2021 on a 30 m scale resolution. This new collection has some improvements in accuracy in the biomes and 2 new classes of agriculture and non forest natural formation, resulting in 27 mapped 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.