Claudia Romero, Francis E. Putz, Erin O. Sills, Manuel R. Guariguata, Paolo O. Cerutti and Guillaume Lescuyer
Brazil’s natural tropical forest cover is nearly three times wider than that of the world’s next most forest-rich region, the Congo Basin. It has experienced considerable forest loss, especially over the last two decades. Most of the forests are located in the Amazon Basin, which includes a variety of forest types.
Brazil has been the site of dynamic political-economic and social experiments over the past few decades, with interactions occurring among new institutional regimes, legal frameworks and associated policies, and social actors, infrastructure development, and demography. These interactions have shaped the development of forested landscapes, and have helped to establish...