MS is a national highlight in the preservation of the Cerrado and will monitor the biome – Dourados Agora

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Mato Grosso do Sul stands out in the preservation of the Cerrado, with the lowest rate of illegal deforestation among the nine states in Brazil that contain the biome.

The data was presented today (27), by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, in Brasília (DF), during a meeting between the governor, Eduardo Riedel, and ministers Rui Costa (Casa Civil), Marina Silva (Environment and Climate Change), Simone Tebet (Budget and Budget), Carlos Fávaro (Agriculture and Livestock), Luciana Santos (Science, Technology and Innovation).

“It was an important meeting about all the actions to increase agricultural activity in the Cerrado biome, and deforestation. We have legislation, the Brazilian Forest Code, and legal and illegal deforestation cannot be confused. With regard to illegal deforestation, Mato Grosso do Sul was cited as an example for having one of the highest rates of analysis of the rural environmental registry (CAR) of all the states that contain the Cerrado biome. And we also have the lowest rate of illegal deforestation among the states, because the monitoring system is automated and working. Our environmental agency has granted a license under CAR analysis, which is extremely important for us to maintain this characteristic and guarantee our markets the ability to monitor any type of illegality”, stated Riedel.

MS is a national highlight in the preservation of the Cerrado and will monitor the biome
(Photos: Henrique Raynal/Casa Civil-BR)

The executive secretary of the MMA, João Paulo Capobianco, confirmed that MS is the Brazilian state – among the nine that have the Cerrado biome –, which has the highest number of CAR analyzed and the lowest number of illegal deforestation.

Currently, the Cerrado, in the State, maintains preservation of 25% of the total remaining area of ​​the biome. “The governor presented the current occupation of the Cerrado, with 22 million hectares, where the major expansion at the moment is the transformation of degraded pastures for agriculture, and planted forest areas. This is the major change that has occurred in the Cerrado of Mato Grosso do Sul”, stated Secretary Jaime Verruck, from Semadesc (Secretariat of Environment, Development, Science, Technology and Innovation).

To advance actions to preserve the biome, a working group to monitor the Cerrado was created, with Governor Eduardo Riedel as one of its members. “I will follow it closely, because it is a discussion that is of great interest to Mato Grosso do Sul and Brazil,” said Riedel.

The meeting, held at Palácio do Planalto, also brought together governors Mauro Mendes (MT), Ronaldo Caiado (GO), Ibaneis Rocha (DF), Romeu Zema (MG), Wanderlei Barbosa (TO), Jerônimo Rodrigues (BA), Rafael Fonteles (PI) and Carlos Brandão (MA).

The focus of the meeting was to present the situation of the Brazilian Cerrado, and its deforestation, mainly in the states of Maranhão, Tocantis, Piauí and Bahia (known as Matopiba).

“A strong expansion of illegal deforestation was identified in that region. With the positioning of all governors, it was understood that the focus is to take strong combat action and establish working groups to monitor the issue. And within the Environment Secretaries, a working group was created to deal with CAR technology and Siscar (National Rural Environmental Registration System), it is a fundamental point for us to improve this communication relationship between the states and the federal government,” said Verruck.

The article is in Portuguese

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