Almost 40% of logging in Mato Grosso is illegal

Illegal logging in Mato Grosso was detected on 60,400 hectares, equivalent to 39% of the state’s logging area. Most of this illegal activity (67%) is concentrated on private property.

Conservation Units, Indigenous Lands and rural settlements were the places with the lowest percentage of illegal exploitation, representing respectively 7%, 5% and 5%.

The data are part of the study of the Centro de Vida Institute, done in partnership with the State Department of Environment of Mato Grosso. Even with lower exploitation rates, the exploitation in Conservation Units grew by 463% in illegally logged areas. Tucumã State Park was the most affected unit – exploration in the area represented 57% of the total in UCs.



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