Pará Brazil
Governor
Simão Robson Oliveira Jatene
Representative
Secretário Adjunto de Recursos Hídricos da SEMAS
Representative
Diretor da SEMAS

The State of Pará has one of the largest expanses of remaining forest area in the Brazilian Amazon that also faces high deforestation risk, currently having among the highest deforestation rates. The state has no regulatory framework related to REDD+ or environmental services, but has some important related activities under development within its territory.

Pará has developed its Ecologic and Economic Zoning (EEZ) plan, a core instrument for land use planning policy which also provides guidance for the strategic actions of the Plan for Prevention and Control of Deforestation (PPCAD). The objectives of the EEZ are conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity, development of sustainable economic activities, and reduction of land conflicts and deforestation.

The PPCAD is another important instrument, whose basic premise is that only the development of sustainable economic alternatives can perpetuate the drop in deforestation rates, contribute to the maintenance of forests blocks. The plan’s principle actions are divided in 3 groups: Territory, Land Use and Environmental Planning; Fostering Sustainable Activities; and Monitoring and Control.

In addition, several REDD+ projects in the state are in the phase of design and development, some of them through partnerships with NGOs, such as Imazon, Conservation International, and TNC.

Summary

Total Land Area
1.25 Billion km²[1]
14,656 % of Brazil's Total Area
% of Land That Is Forest
0 %
59 % for Brazil
Deforestation Trend

Demographics

Population of State/Province
7.58 Million[2]
% of National Population
3.67 %
Urban vs. Rural Population
Sources:[3]
Ethnic Groups
Sources:[3]

Economy

State/Province GDP
BRL 57[4]
Annual Per Capita Income
BRL 7,993[4]
GDP Breakdown
Sources:[5]
Human Development Index
0.755[6]
Main Exports
Iron ore, aluminum, copper ore, manganese ore, beef, wood, black pepper, palm[7]

Forest Status

Original Forest Area
1.25 Million km²[8]
Current Forest Area
1.00 Million km²[9]
Total Forest Carbon
20,872 MtC
Major Vegetation Types
Sources:[9][10][11]
Forest Management
Deforestation Rates
Sources:[12][13][14]
Total Area Deforested
251,621 km²
Main Deforestation Drivers
Expansion of livestock activity, large scale agriculture and logging

Sources

Summary
1. IBGE, 2010.
Demographics
2. IBGE, 2010.
3. IBGE, 2010.
Economy
4. IBGE, 2008.
5. IBGE, 2010.
6. PNUD, 2008.
7. SEDECT, 2010.
Forest Status
8. Machado, R.B., M.B. Ramos Neto, P.G.P. Pereira, E.F. Caldas, D.A. Gonçalves, N.S. Santos, K. Tabor e M. Steininger. 2004. Estimativas de perda da área do Cerrado brasileiro. Relatório técnico não publicado. Conservação Internacional, Brasília, DF.
9. IGBE, 2003. Geoestatísticas de Recursos Naturais da Amazônia Legal. Serie Estudos e Pesquisas Informação Geográfica no. 8.
10. IGBE, 2003. Geoestatísticas de Recursos Naturais da Amazônia Legal. Serie Estudos e Pesquisas Informação Geográfica no. 8.
11. IGBE, 2003. Geoestatísticas de Recursos Naturais da Amazônia Legal. Serie Estudos e Pesquisas Informação Geográfica no. 8, own calculations.
12. PRODES/INPE, 2013.
13. PRODES/INPE,2013.
14. Prodes.