Amazon Deforestation Trends

  • Released Sunday, August 16th, 2020
  • Updated Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 12:00AM


Visualizations of deforestation in the Brazilian area of the Amazonia biome. Data provided by the initiative, primarily based on Landsat data from 1985-2018.

The Amazon has undergone major transformations over the span of the Landsat program (since 1972). Working closely with their Brazilian counterparts, and in cooperation with a number of non-governmental organizations, NASA scientists have helped map the entire country of Brazil to show different kinds of land use for every year going back to 1985. Learn more about how this data is being used:

Data Visualizations