Thirteen days after the official launch of the website Globo
Amazônia and the interactive map Amazônia.vc in the Fantástico
television show, on September 7, the application registered 13
million protests against fires and deforestation in the Amazon.
The protests came from more than 230,000 users who installed Amazonia.vc, available as an Orkut application, which enables users to follow the devastation of the forest in real time.
The interactive map allows an active participation in the fight against the destruction of the forest. The users can record their protests, which will then be used by the news team of the Globo Amazônia website as material in the production of journalistic features.
Rank of Complaints
Since the launch of the application, most of the protests were
made against deforestation areas in the northern state of Pará.
There were posted 5,784,305 protests. Pará was followed by Mato
Grosso, with 3,037,099, and Rondônia, with 1.429.199 protests.
The position of the Brazilian states in the ranking of protests is proportional to the intensity of destruction of the forest in each of them. In July, most of the deforestation was located in Pará, according to the latest survey on devastation presented by Brazilian space agency INPE.
In this northern state, 236 square kilometers were deforested in just one month. Mato Grosso came in second with 33 square kilometers of new cleared areas, followed by Amazonas, where 24 square kilometers of destruction were detected by the satellites.