Savanisation and deforestation threaten Xingu indigenous land, Brazil

Landsat-5 TM acquired on 22 May 1984
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 21 March 2016
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 29 April 2016
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 29 March 2021
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 31 March 2021
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Deforestation, agriculture, forestry, savannah, natural reserve, biodiversity, Amazon rainforest, Brazil.
Fig. 1 - S1 (31.03.2021) - 7000 km² is being decimated each year in Brazil's leading agricultural region, Mato Grosso.
Fig. 2 - S2 (29.03.2021) - In this area, trees are being replaced by livestock farms or huge fields of soya, the country's "green gold".
Fig. 3 - S2 (29.03.2021) - Soya generated 35 billion in revenue last year, but its intensive cultivation is accelerating the deforestation of the Amazon.
Fig. 4 - S2 (29.03.2021) - Most of the soy crops are exported to feed the livestock in other countries.
Fig. 5 - S2 (29.03.2021) - Close to the forests turned to cropland outside the indigenous land, savanisation is at place inside Xingu land.