Realtime Deforestation Monitoring Report (RDM 2) – April 2022

AidEnvironment’s RDM 2 highlights eight cases linked to beef processors’ and soy traders’ supply chains, in the Brazilian states of Bahia, Mato Grosso, Piauí, and Rondônia, compounding 13,930 hectares of deforestation and 229 fire alerts.

This report focuses on eight cases, four of which are in the Amazon biome and four in the Cerrado. The deforestation events reported are part of analyzed cases that have been linked to large soy traders, namely Amaggi, ALZ Grãos, Bunge, Cargill, and Cofco, and meatpackers, specifically JBS and Marfrig, with different degrees of certainty. Five cases are bordering conservation areas in Bahia, Mato Grosso, Piauí, and Rondônia, while two took place in the vicinity of indigenous territories, namely Urubu Branco, Parque do Xingu, and Capoto/Janina, all in the state of Mato Grosso.

RDM reports are developed to support a wide range of actors – commodity producers and traders, financial sector stakeholders, and civil society – in taking evidence-based action towards real-time deforestation events. AidEnvironment publishes RDM reports monthly with support from EU LIFE Program and the European Climate Foundation.

This report was updated in July 2022.

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Joana Faggin
Program Manager Deforestation-free supply chains
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