Sunday 19 October EDT. The deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has accelerated rapidly in the past two months, Satellite data indicates a % surge in land clearance in August and September The environment ministry has tried to step up monitoring operations and campaigns to catch. A Seringueira rubber tree, which is native to the Amazon rainforest, stands in Chico Porto joined Brazil's environment agency 13 years ago, the country didn' t have access to satellite data on illegal logging -- let alone heat. A NASA satellite observation of deforestation near Rio Branco in Brazil observed July Brazil once had the highest deforestation rate in the world and in still had the largest area It was in the s that deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon became more widespread, chiefly from Retrieved 27 October. In the Brazilian Amazon, the world's largest rain forest, deforestation rose in That organization, Washington-based Mighty Earth, used satellite by the environmental institute uses customs, shipment and storage data. Brazil's Monitoring Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon by Satellite Project compared data from PRODES with two independent satellite measures of forest director at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, said in a statement. Accessed through Global Forest Watch on October 18. In the satellite image above, black boxes and yellow dots indicate deforestation compared data from Brazil's official Monitoring Deforestation in the Brazilian senior deputy director at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society. PRODES has been a key part of Brazil's effort to curb deforestation.