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Photos of deforestation in Brazil [updated 2012-09-16]


Below you will find a collection of photos from Brazil. Pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler in 2009, 2007, and 1999. While these images are the property of mongabay.com, it may be permissible to use them for non-commercial purposes (like powerpoint presentations and school projects), provided that the images are not altered in any form. Please read this for more details. If you are interested in using an image in a publication please contact me.


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Pasture and legal forest reserve near the Arc of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon
Pasture and legal forest reserve near the Arc of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Lone Brazil nut tree left standing in a deforested area
Lone Brazil nut tree left standing in a deforested area

(Brazil)

Patchwork of legal forest reserves, pasture, and soy farms in the Brazilian Amazon
Patchwork of legal forest reserves, pasture, and soy farms in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Soy field abutting against tropical forest
Soy field abutting against tropical forest

(Brazil)

Clearing of Amazon forest for pasture or soy
Clearing of Amazon forest for pasture or soy

(Brazil)

Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture
Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture

(Brazil)

Large-scale soy fields in the southern Amazon
Large-scale soy fields in the southern Amazon

(Brazil)

Soy field adjacent to Amazon transition forest
Soy field adjacent to Amazon transition forest

(Brazil)

Forst clearing for soy
Forst clearing for soy

(Brazil)

Newly cleared section of Amazon forest
Newly cleared section of Amazon forest

(Brazil)

Pasture and legal forest reserve near the Arc of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon
Pasture and legal forest reserve near the Arc of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Soy and forest in the Amazon
Soy and forest in the Amazon

(Brazil)

Geometric patterns of deforestation
Geometric patterns of deforestation

(Brazil)

Geometric patterns of deforestation
Geometric patterns of deforestation

(Brazil)

Cerrado and pasture
Cerrado and pasture

(Brazil)

Riparian forest and soy
Riparian forest and soy

(Brazil)

Cattle pasture and Amazon forest
Cattle pasture and Amazon forest

(Brazil)

Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture
Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture

(Brazil)

Aerial view of new cerrado/transition forest clearing
Aerial view of new cerrado/transition forest clearing

(Brazil)

Lone Brazil nut tree left standing in a deforested area
Lone Brazil nut tree left standing in a deforested area

(Brazil)

Recently cleared cerrado in Brazil
Recently cleared cerrado in Brazil

(Brazil)

Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture
Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture

(Brazil)

Patchwork of legal forest reserves, pasture, and soy farms in the Brazilian Amazon
Patchwork of legal forest reserves, pasture, and soy farms in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Edge of a forest reserve bordered by agricutural land in the Brazilian Amazon
Edge of a forest reserve bordered by agricutural land in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Recently cleared land border a tract of Amazon forest
Recently cleared land border a tract of Amazon forest

(Brazil)

Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture
Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture

(Brazil)

Patchwork of legal forest reserves, pasture, and soy farms in the Brazilian Amazon
Patchwork of legal forest reserves, pasture, and soy farms in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Soy and forest fragments: the new landscape of the southern Amazon
Soy and forest fragments: the new landscape of the southern Amazon

(Brazil)

Soy and forest reserves
Soy and forest reserves

(Brazil)

Recently cleared cerrado in Brazil
Recently cleared cerrado in Brazil

(Brazil)

Soy and forest reserves
Soy and forest reserves

(Brazil)

Soy fields and transition forest near Chapada
Soy fields and transition forest near Chapada

(Brazil)

Newly tilled land and forest in the Amazon
Newly tilled land and forest in the Amazon

(Brazil)

Soy and Amazon transition forest
Soy and Amazon transition forest

(Brazil)

Cerrado and transition forest cleared for pasture
Cerrado and transition forest cleared for pasture

(Brazil)

Forest clearing near Chapada
Forest clearing near Chapada

(Brazil)

Soy fields and transition forest near Chapada
Soy fields and transition forest near Chapada

(Brazil)

Soy and Amazon transition forest
Soy and Amazon transition forest

(Brazil)

Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture
Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture

(Brazil)

Cleared forest in the Brazilian Amazon
Cleared forest in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Cattle pasture and Amazon forest
Cattle pasture and Amazon forest

(Brazil)

Agricultural clearing and forest reserves in the southern Amazon
Agricultural clearing and forest reserves in the southern Amazon

(Brazil)

Extensive forest and cerrado clearing in the southern Amazon for cattle pasture and soy agriculture
Extensive forest and cerrado clearing in the southern Amazon for cattle pasture and soy agriculture

(Brazil)

Cattle pasture and degraded forest
Cattle pasture and degraded forest

(Brazil)

Lone Brazil nut tree standing in a sea of soy
Lone Brazil nut tree standing in a sea of soy

(Brazil)

Recently cleared cerrado in Brazil
Recently cleared cerrado in Brazil

(Brazil)

Cleared cerrado
Cleared cerrado

(Brazil)

Soy and Amazon forest in Brazil
Soy and Amazon forest in Brazil

(Brazil)

Storm over the Amazon's agricultural landscape
Storm over the Amazon's agricultural landscape

(Brazil)

Patchwork of legal forest reserves, pasture, and soy farms in the Brazilian Amazon
Patchwork of legal forest reserves, pasture, and soy farms in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Solitary tree in the middle of a soy field
Solitary tree in the middle of a soy field

(Brazil)

Cattle pasture and Amazon forest
Cattle pasture and Amazon forest

(Brazil)

Patchwork of legal forest reserves, pasture, and soy farms in the Brazilian Amazon
Patchwork of legal forest reserves, pasture, and soy farms in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Patchwork of legal forest reserves, pasture, and soy farms in the Brazilian Amazon
Patchwork of legal forest reserves, pasture, and soy farms in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Newly cleared section of Amazon forest
Newly cleared section of Amazon forest

(Brazil)

Cattle grazing in the Brazilian Amazon
Cattle grazing in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture
Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture

(Brazil)

Cerrado, transition forest, and pasture
Cerrado, transition forest, and pasture

(Brazil)

Scarred landscape in the Brazilian Amazon
Scarred landscape in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Storm over the Amazon's agricultural landscape
Storm over the Amazon's agricultural landscape

(Brazil)

Conversion of transition forest in the Brazilian Amazon
Conversion of transition forest in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Legal forest reserve on a mechanized soy farm in the Brazilian Amazon
Legal forest reserve on a mechanized soy farm in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Border between forest and soy
Border between forest and soy

(Brazil)

Cerrado and pasture
Cerrado and pasture

(Brazil)

Soy and Amazon forest in Brazil
Soy and Amazon forest in Brazil

(Brazil)

Soy and forest reserves
Soy and forest reserves

(Brazil)

Soy and forest fragments: the new landscape of the southern Amazon
Soy and forest fragments: the new landscape of the southern Amazon

(Brazil)

Recently cleared transition forest
Recently cleared transition forest

(Brazil)

Soy field abutting against Amazon transition forest
Soy field abutting against Amazon transition forest

(Brazil)

Aerial view of extensive soy fields and legal forest reserves in the Brazilian Amazon
Aerial view of extensive soy fields and legal forest reserves in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Tree plantations and cerrado in the southern Amazon
Tree plantations and cerrado in the southern Amazon

(Brazil)

Newly tilled land and forest in the Amazon
Newly tilled land and forest in the Amazon

(Brazil)



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