Environmental Monitoring


From 2013 FAS implements the Participatory Monitoring Program Bolsa Forest Conservation Units (PPDUC), divided in two axes: monitoring of deforestation and degradation (heat sources), using the National Institute for Space Research data (INPE), and participatory monitoring with awareness activities and community training to satellite images check.

The analysis of images provided by INPE allow us to understand the dynamics of land use and define territorial development strategies. The involvement of communities and other local stakeholders allows not only awareness, but also the identification of pressures and risks at the community level. For this, in 2013, FAS has developed the use of mobile application and the Free Open Data Kit (ODK) that take photos, record geographies and annotate previously selected areas based on satellite imagery analysis.

On 2017, the Foundation held environmental monitoring workshops 12 Conservation Units (UC) served by FAS, involving 1.211 Participants. It was also performed the mapping clearings in the Regional Wood, besides the participation of the Working Group on fires, the Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema).

The Bolsa Floresta program staff participated in workshops for the use of GPS and TrackMaker, to apply in field activities and FAS ain¬da held a Sustainable Papo on desma-ment and forest degradation in protected areas, involving Sema, Nacio¬nal Institute for Space Research of (INPE).