MAAP #32: Large-scale vs. Small-scale Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon

In the previous MAAP #25 and MAAP #26, we illustrated deforestation hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon for the periods 2012-2014 and 2015*, respectively. Here in MAAP #32, we present a complementary analysis based on the size of deforestation events. Graph 32a shows the comparative results of deforestation patterns between 2013 and 2015, indicating that: – Small-scale (< 5 hectares) accounted for the vast majority of deforestation events (70-80%) each year. – Medium-scale (5-50 hectares) accounted for approximately 20% of the deforestation events each year. – Large-scale (> 50 hectares) deforestation was variable. In 2013, the year with the most activity of new cacao … Continue reading MAAP #32: Large-scale vs. Small-scale Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon