In November 2019, a study signed by 11,258 scientists reiterated the current climate emergency facing humanity, in which deforestation and climate change are decisive causes of the loss of biodiversity and, consequently, of the vital environmental services provided by the forest for the life of the planet.
These serious threats to biodiversity and the integrity of the terrestrial system, such as deforestation and climate change, are sufficient to qualify almost half of Amazonian trees as endangered, according to the criteria of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the IUCN.
FOREST LOSS IN 2019
During 2019, the Amazon Rainforest suffered from the advance of fires, totalling a loss of 9,762 km² of forest, representing the largest variation between one year and another since 1995. This corresponds to an increase of 30% in relation to the year 2018.
That forest loss reaffirmed the activation of the alert and emergency state of the planetary society in early 2019, when the Real-Time Deforestation Detection System - DETER, showed signs of an atypical and very dangerous year for public health and biodiversity.