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Brazil’s Fire Ban Correlates a Reduction in Amazon Wildfires. The Ban Lifts Today.

Fires across Brazil caught the world’s attention this August, with fears that burning — and subsequent damage to the Amazon rainforest — would only intensify when peak fire season hit in September. However, Global Forest Watch (GFW) analysis of NASA data shows that fire alerts in the Amazon decreased by 34% between August and September. […]

Technical Blog: Soy Data for Brazil’s Cerrado

By Sarah Sargent and Ryan Sarsfield Taken by Paulo Q Maia (Flickr). License information here. Global Forest Watch (GFW) Commodities recently released new data and analysis for soybean production in Brazil’s Cerrado biome, a mix of forest and savannah rich with biodiversity and carbon. These data show users the spatial extent of soy production and how […]

Companies Can Find Deforestation-Free Soy in Brazil’s Cerrado, Thanks to New Data

By Ryan Sarsfield Cerrado Parque Estadual dos Pirineus by Jonathan Wilkins via Wikimedia. The photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Just ten years ago, Brazilian soy’s reputation was at an all-time low for its links to deforestation in the Amazon. The industry, environmental NGOs and the Brazilian government reacted swiftly to establish […]

GFW User Profile: Silvana Campello

For this installment of GFW User Profiles, we spoke with Silvana Campello, president of Instituto Araguaia, a Small Grants Fund recipient from Cantão, Brazil. Silvana Campello, president of Instituto Araguaia. How did you become interested in forests? My first contact with the Amazon jungle was too overwhelming for me. I found the muggy weather quite […]