Chapter 19: Drivers and ecological impacts of deforestation and forest degradation

Berenguer, Erika and Armenteras, Dolors and Lees, Alexander C and Smith, Charlotte C and Fearnside, Philip and Nascimento, Nathalia and Alencar, Ane and Almeida, Claudio and Aragão, Luiz E O and Barlow, Jos and Bilbao, Bibiana and Brando, Paulo M and Bynoe, Paulette and Finer, Matt and Flores, Bernardo M and Jenkins, Clinton N and Silva Junior, Celso H L and Souza, Carlos and García-Villacorta, Roosevelt (2021) Chapter 19: Drivers and ecological impacts of deforestation and forest degradation. In: Amazon Assessment Report 2021. UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), New York. ISBN 9781734808001

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the main drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in the Amazon, particularly agricultural expansion, road construction, mining, oil and gas development, forest fires, edge effects, logging, and hunting. It also examines these activities’ impacts and synergies between them.

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27 May 2022 09:15
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