Amapá Brazil
Governor
Antônio Waldez Góes da Silva
Representative
Secretário de Estado do Meio Ambiente
Representative
Diretor do Instituto Estadual de Florestas

Among the Brazilian Amazon states, the State of Amapá has the highest percentage of its territory under some kind of protection—approximately 70%—with 80% of its forests intact. The state has an important forest-based economic sector, extracting both timber and non-timber products (including açai, Brazil nuts, and cipó titica).

The State has initiated a carbon inventory in collaboration with the National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA). INPA has estimated the carbon content in state forests using a combination of field data and empirically developed allometric equations.

Currently, Amapá has no official regulatory framework related to environmental services or REDD+ yet. However, discussions have begun among government, civil society, and academic institutions with respect to developing a formal strategy for environmental services and REDD+.

The government has developed the State Plan for Prevention and Control of Deforestation and Forest Burning (PPCDAP), which aims to curb deforestation through 4 main types of actions: territorial planning, monitoring and control, promotion of sustainable economic activities, and governance and institutional strengthening.

Summary

Total Land Area
142,829 km²[1]
2 % of Brazil's Total Area
% of Land That Is Forest
77 %
59 % for Brazil
Deforestation Trend

Demographics

Population of State/Province
782,295[2]
% of National Population
0.38 %
Urban vs. Rural Population
Sources:[2]
Ethnic Groups
Sources:[3]

Economy

State/Province GDP
BRL 13.40 Billion[4]
Annual Per Capita Income
BRL 17,845[4]
GDP Breakdown
Sources:[5]
Human Development Index
0.708[6]
Main Exports
Gold iron and other ores, wood and fruit.[7]

Forest Status

Original Forest Area
113,947 km²[8]
Current Forest Area
109,339 km²[9]
Total Forest Carbon
3,045 MtC
Major Vegetation Types
Forest Management
Sources:[14][15]
Deforestation Rates
Sources:[16][17][18]
Total Area Deforested
4,608 km²
Main Deforestation Drivers
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Sources

Summary
1. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística -IBGE.
Demographics
2. IBGE.
3. IBGE.
Economy
4. IBGE.
5. IBGE.
6. IPEA.
7. MDIC.
Forest Status
8. FONTE: Macrodiagnóstico do Estado do Amapá, Primeira Aproximação do ZEE - 3a. Edição/2008Tabor e M. Steininger. 2004. Estimativas de perda da área do Cerrado brasileiro. Relatório técnico não publicado. Conservação Internacional, Brasília, DF.
9. FONTE: SEMA/Relatórios Desmatamentos.
10. Macrodiagnóstico do Estado do Amapá: primeira aproximação do ZEE/ Equipe Técnica do ZEE - AP. -- 3. ed. rev. ampl. --Macapá: IEPA, 2008.
11. FONTE:SIPAM/Sistem de proteção da Amazônia.
12. IGBE, 2003. Geoestatísticas de Recursos Naturais da Amazônia Legal. Serie Estudos e Pesquisas Informação Geográfica no. 8.
13. Macrodiagnóstico do Estado do Amapá: primeira aproximação do ZEE/ Equipe Técnica do ZEE - AP. -- 3. ed. rev. ampl. --Macapá: IEPA, 2008.
14. Dados retirados do Memorial Descritivo de cada UC.
15. Dados retirados do Memorial Descritivo de cada TI.
16. Prodes / INPE.
17. Prodes / INPE.
18. Prodes.