- Historically lowest deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, with zero deforestation during Brazil’s REDD+ baseline period (1996-2005) – low priority of federal government & international donors for investments in REDD+ activities due to high forest/low deforestation (HFLD) status
- 73% (~10 million ha) of state under protection (Conservation Units [UCs] or Indigenous Territories)
- Increasing production of soy for exportation in Cerrado biome (7% of state territory): 200% increase in area planted with soybeans from 2013-2016 (~150 km2 in 2016); projected to reach 4000 km2 by 2026
- Historically low pressure on forests creates opportunity for development of forest sector (e.g., sustainable timber exploration & extractive production)
Crisostomo, A.C.; David, O.; de los Rios, M.; Stickler, C.; Duchelle, A.E.; Cromberg, M.
deforestation, livelihoods, sustainable development, policy, climate change