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Chapter 19: Drivers and ecological impacts of deforestation and forest degradation

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  • Erika Berenguer
  • Dolors Armenteras
  • Alexander C Lees
  • Charlotte C Smith
  • Philip Fearnside
  • Nathalia Nascimento
  • Ane Alencar
  • Claudio Almeida
  • Luiz E O Aragão
  • Jos Barlow
  • Bibiana Bilbao
  • Paulo M Brando
  • Paulette Bynoe
  • Matt Finer
  • Bernardo M Flores
  • Clinton N Jenkins
  • Celso H L Silva Junior
  • Carlos Souza
  • Roosevelt García-Villacorta
Publication date12/11/2021
Host publicationAmazon Assessment Report 2021
Place of PublicationNew York
Publisher UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Number of pages43
ISBN (electronic)9781734808001
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This chapter discusses the main drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in the Amazon, particularly agricultural expansion, road construction, mining, oil and gas development, forest fires, edge effects, logging, and hunting. It also examines these activities’ impacts and synergies between them.