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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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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)

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)

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

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

Storm over the Amazon
Storm over the Amazon

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

Riparian forest and soy
Riparian forest and soy

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)


Aerial view of forest fragments


Cattle ranching in the Brazilian Amazon
Cattle ranching in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Cerrado - pasture margin
Cerrado - pasture margin

(Brazil)


Aerial view of forest fragments


Soy and Amazon transition forest
Soy and Amazon transition forest

(Brazil)

Cattle pasture and Amazon forest
Cattle pasture and Amazon forest

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

Combine in the Brazilian Amazon
Combine in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

Pasture and gallery forest
Pasture and gallery forest

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

Recently cleared cerrado in Brazil
Recently cleared cerrado in Brazil

(Brazil)

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

(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)

Soy farmers working their land in the Brazilian Amazon
Soy farmers working their land in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

Airplane view of land cleared in the Amazon for agriculture
Airplane view of land cleared in the Amazon for agriculture

(Brazil)

Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture
Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture

(Brazil)

Legal forest reserve that has been burned and logged by squatters
Legal forest reserve that has been burned and logged by squatters

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

Forest degradation in the Amazon
Forest degradation in the Amazon

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

Forst clearing for soy
Forst clearing for soy

(Brazil)

Ranchland and cerrado
Ranchland and cerrado

(Brazil)

Forest landscape altered by soy and beef production
Forest landscape altered by soy and beef production

(Brazil)

Ranchland and cerrado
Ranchland and cerrado

(Brazil)

Cattle pasture and degraded forest
Cattle pasture and degraded forest

(Brazil)

Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture
Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture

(Brazil)

Pasture and gallery forest
Pasture and gallery forest

(Brazil)

Cerrado clearing for soy agriculture in the southern Amazon of Mato Grosso state, Brazil
Cerrado clearing for soy agriculture in the southern Amazon of Mato Grosso state, Brazil

(Brazil)

Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture
Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture

(Brazil)

Stark contrast between forest and land cleared for soy
Stark contrast between forest and land cleared for soy

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

Cattle pasture and gallery forest
Cattle pasture and gallery forest

(Brazil)

Airplane view of land cleared in the Amazon for agriculture
Airplane view of land cleared in the Amazon for agriculture

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

Winding river
Winding river

(Brazil)

Deforested plain in the Amazon, now used for cattle
Deforested plain in the Amazon, now used for cattle

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)


Aerial view of forest fragments


Cattle pasture and Amazon forest
Cattle pasture and Amazon forest

(Brazil)

Land newly tilled for soy in the southern Amazon
Land newly tilled for soy in the southern Amazon

(Brazil)

Pasture and gallery forest
Pasture and gallery 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)

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

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

Cerrado or transition forest newly razed for pasture
Cerrado or transition forest newly razed for pasture

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

Soy and forest reserves
Soy and forest reserves

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)

Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture
Amazon rainforest and cattle pasture

(Brazil)

Amazon forest fragment
Amazon forest fragment

(Brazil)

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

(Brazil)


Aerial view of forest fragments


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

(Brazil)

Riparian forest and soy
Riparian forest and soy

(Brazil)

Matrix of soy fields, forest reserves, and cattle pasture in the Brazilian Amazon
Matrix of soy fields, forest reserves, and cattle pasture in the Brazilian Amazon

(Brazil)

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

(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)



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