, a Brazilian NGO, reported 444 sq km of clearing this past September, an 84% increase over September 2017.
Regularizing those claims would greatly contribute to the implementation of more sustainable measures in the region, Imazon
Harvesting of timber plays an important role in opening up the area for further land uses and often entails new infrastructure like roads or river ports for transportation of wood (IMAZON
Previsoes de Receita para a regiao da Calha Norte, 2010.
The non-governmental organization Amazon Institute for People and the Environment (Imazon
) carried out a study of precisely this issue, and estimated that in 2007-08 the actual level of deforestation was approximately 13 percent lower than it would have been if it had followed soy and beef prices.
A partir da analise do discurso de quatro ONGs com atuacao na Amazonia--Amigos da Terra, Imazon
, ISA e WWF--, e outras associacoes componentes desses grupos, Neli Mello (2002) conclui que nas decadas de 1970 e 1980 a tonica deles estava nas denuncias e no incentivo a preservacao.
''Our hypothesis is that this has to do with the higher prices of the main commodities cattle and soybeans, but it is still too early to be sure,'' the daily quoted the environmentalist Adalberto Verissimo of local NGO Imazon
A number of them, including the environmental research organizations IMAZON
and IPAM in Belem, have become important if only for the matchless quality of the information in their reports.
''The industrialized countries are much more concerned with discussing the protection to intellectual property at the World Trade Organization than setting rules for the protection of biodiversity,'' said Adalberto Verissimo, a biologist and senior researcher for the local nongovernmental organization Imazon
Para o SFB e IMAZON
(SERVICO FLORESTAL BRASILEIRO; INSTITUTO DO HOMEM E MEIO AMBIENTE DA AMAZONIA, 2010) em 2009, o setor na Amazonia legal gerou cerca de 204 mil postos de trabalho com aproximadamente duas mil industrias localizadas em 71 polos madeireiros, e destas mil industrias no estado do Para.