Brazil’s environmental balance:

The computer model we developed calculates the Forest Code (FC) requirements and hence the level of compliance for each one of more than 6.5 million rural properties registered on the SICAR–The Brazilian online environmental registry system. For each individual property, the system informs the area requirements for conserving native vegetation as Legal Reserve (a fraction of the property that goes from 80% in the Amazon to 20% in the other biomes) and on Areas of Permanent Preservation (APP), land strips along rivers, streams, waterbodies and springs as well as steep slopes and hilltops. As a result, the system also calculates the deficits (vegetation needed to be restored) or surpluses (vegetation above compliance) of each property. The system also informs on deforestation after 2008 (currently, only available for properties in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes).

Use the interactive map to consult the environmental balance of a specific property:


The estimates and maps presented on this site are exclusively for scientific and informational purposes and do not replace in any way the validation of the Rural Environmental Registry and individualized legal compliance analyzes that must be issued only by the competent public institutions. Due to the scientific uncertainties and limitations inherent in computer modeling, the researchers are not responsible for any inaccuracies, errors, omissions, or results obtained using the information available on this website. Likewise, no responsibility is assumed for any damages or losses associated with the uncertainties, availability, use, or misuse of the information presented here.