Realtime Deforestation Monitoring Report (RDM 9) – January 2023

AidEnvironment’s RDM 9 report highlights eight cases linked to beef and soy supply chains, in the Brazilian states of Mato grosso and Bahia, where 14,947 hectares of forest and native vegetation were lost. 

Covering deforestation alerts from December 2022, confirmed as actual deforestation events taking place from January 2022 to February 2023, this report focuses on eight cases in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes. These cases compound a total of 14,947 hectares of deforestation and 70 fire alerts, which are connected to large soy traders, namely ADM, Amaggi, ALZ Grãos, Bunge, Cargill, Cofco, and Viterra, and meatpackers, specifically JBS, Marfrig, and Minerva. One of the cases refers to an area inside the Indigenous Territory Marãiwatsédé in Alto Boa Vista (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.  

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Joana Faggin
Program Manager Deforestation-free supply chains
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GIS coordinator Deforestation-free supply chains