A study also pointed out that in two decades, 16% of the Pantanal biome was transformed into pasture
This Wednesday (13) the result of the MapBiomas study that analyzed land use in Brazil was published. The study showed that Corumbá leads the ranking by fire registration municipalities in the period from 1985 to 2020.
According to the survey, the municipality registered 2.2% of fires, per hectare of the country’s total. This represents 3,600 hectares. The critical situation of the Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul also placed the city as the first in loss of surface water. There were -761,584 hectares in the same period analyzed.
The research showed that in the two decades, the Pantanal biome of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul had an increase of 556 thousand hectares in pasture area. But there was also a drop in areas with signs of degradation of 25.6%.
Across the country practically an Amazon, 154 million hectares from north to south are used as pasture for herds. The survey showed that agriculture and livestock gained 81.2 million hectares between 1985 and 2020 – an increase of 44.6%. Agricultural activities grew in five of the six Brazilian biomes, with the exception of the Atlantic Forest.
The leading states in pasture area are Pará (21.5 million hectares), Mato Grosso (21 million hectares) and Minas Gerais (19.3 million hectares).