The blue line shows Brazil’s 2009 commitment to reduce total deforestation in the Amazon to below 3,925 square kilometers per year by 2020. The yearly figures reported by INPE cover the 12-month period from August 1 of the previous year through July 31. INPE - Coordenadoria Geral de Observação da Terra programa Amazonia (Projeto PRODES), “Metodologia para o Cálculo da Taxa Anual de Desmatamento na Amazônia Legal,” October 30, 2013

Source: INPE