“In Brazil, the hand that produces is the same hand that protects the environment” Senator Kátia Abreu, President of CNA

Brazilian Biomes

Brazilian map with biomes division and indication
Source: Ministry of Environment, Agricultural Census, 2006 and IBGE

Amazon
Total area: 419,7 million hectares
Preserved area: 85%
Area occupied by farms: 16%

Pantanal
Total area: 15 million hectares
Preserved area: 86,7%
Area occupied by farms: 82,6%

Cerrado
Total area: 205,9 million hectares
Preserved area: 51,5%
Area occupied by farms: 59,5%

Caatinga
Total area: 84,4 million hectares
Preserved area: 63,6%
Area accupied by farms: 50%

Atlantic Forest
Total area: 111 million hectares
Preserved area: 27%
Area accupied by farms: 68%

Pampa
Total area: 17,7 million hectares
Preserved area: 41,3%
Area occupied by farms: 16%

Brazilian Territory Occupation

Represented proportion by icons for each type of occupation
Source: IBGE, FUNAI, INCRA, IBAMA and CNA

  • - Agriculture and Livestock - 38,8%
  • - Cities and infrastructure – 0,2%
  • - Other uses – 16,1%
  • - Forests – 61,5%, being:
    • APP RL Private Forests – 11,5%
    • Indian Lands – 12,6%
    • Conservation Unities – 14,4%
    • Vacant lands – 23%

Private farms area

Images related to the type of occupation
Source: IBGE
  • - Pastures – 48,1%
  • - Woods and/or forests – 28,5%
  • - Temporary and permanent farmings – 18,1%
  • - Water Mirrors, improvements, roads and useless lands – 3,9%
  • - Planted Forests – 1,4%

Occupation and Use of Brazilian Land


SOURCES: Sedra IBGE, Censo Agropecuario (table 264), MMA, INCRA

Preserved public areas - 50%
425,7*

Other purpuses - 11,3%
95,8*

Areas of agricultural and livestock production - 27,7%
236,0*

Preserved areas inside rural properties - 11%
94,0*

Preserved total - 61%
519.7 Hectares

* Areas in Hectares

Brazil has 61% of the total area of its biomes preserved (851.5.5 million acres). The areas for agricultural and livestock farms and ranches, including natural forests within these properties, correspond to 38.7% of its territory. The only requirement to increase agricultural and livestock production is to invest in technology and to consolidate the areas already used. There is no more need of deforestation.