Moratorium on Amazon Deforestation for Soy Production Proving Effective

Moratorium on Amazon Deforestation for Soy Production Proving Effective

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Amazon RiverThe Brazilian soy industry’s moratorium is proving effective at slowing deforestation for soy production in the Amazon rainforest, according to a new study published in the journal Remote Sensing.

Aerial surveys, ground inspections, and satellite image analysis revealed that only 0.4 percent of soy established in the Amazon region since 2006 has occurred in areas deforested since the implementation of the soy moratorium.

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