The Center for Remote Sensing (CSR) and the Environmental Services Management Laboratory (LAGESA) published a technical note on the repaving of the BR-319 highway, which connects the city of Manaus, in the state of Amazonas, to Porto Velho, the state capital from Rondônia.

Paved in the 70s, but considered impassable and abandoned in 1988, BR-319 was recently placed on the government’s priority list for recovery. However, what on the one hand can benefit local communities, on the other, will have major consequences not only for the environment but also for the Brazilian economy.

The document about the environmental impacts and the economic unfeasibility of the project can be accessed by clicking here.

Projection of deforestation in 2050 due to the paving of BR-319

Projection of deforestation in 2050 due to the paving of BR-319