publication . Article . 2016

Decreasing Deforestation in the Southern Brazilian Amazon—The Role of Administrative Sanctions in Mato Grosso State

Paulo Queiroz Sousa;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2016 Journal: Forests (issn: 1999-4907, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Forest conservation efforts through regulatory enforcement routinely failed to prevent large scale deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. However, a turning point occurred in 2005, when a combination of unfavorable economic conditions and an unprecedented coordinated effort between governmental institutions resulted in a gradual slowdown in deforestation. The continuation of this deforestation slowdown in an environment of economic recovery and expansion after 2009 suggests that regulatory enforcement achieved a measure of success not experienced before. In this study, the impact of fines, embargoes on rural private properties, and confiscation of means of produ...
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free text keywords: deforestation, Amazon, regulation enforcement, Plant ecology, QK900-989
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