Factsheet - Project Forest Management
Brazil has the second largest forest cover on the planet and the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in the world. Most of the tropical forests are concentrated in the Amazon Region, covering almost 60% of the Brazilian territory. The development of the region is marked by extractive cycles and the implementation of infrastructure plans through economic incentives for various activities, including agriculture. These plans have resulted in economic advances, but have also had impacts such as deforestation of large areas.