The Fight Against Deforestation in the Amazon with PrevisIA
The Amazon rainforest is not only home to millions of plants, animals, and indigenous communities, but it also plays a vital role in mitigating climate change. Unfortunately, it’s under constant threat of deforestation, highlighting the urgent need for preventative measures.
This is where PrevisIA comes in, an artificial intelligence platform developed by Imazon, with a mission to predict and prevent deforestation. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing PrevisIA’s role in preventing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
Importance of Preventing Deforestation
Before we dive into PrevisIA’s role in preventing deforestation, it’s essential to highlight the importance of preventing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
Deforestation not only impacts the environment, but it also affects the livelihoods of millions of people, including indigenous communities. In addition, deforestation accounts for approximately 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, contributing significantly to climate change.
Recent statistics show that deforestation in the Amazon rainforest tripled in March 2023 compared to the same period last year. This alarming statistic, as well as the fact that 867 sq km was destroyed in the first quarter of the year, calls for immediate preventative measures. Fortunately, in partnership with Imazon, PrevisIA is working towards preventing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
PrevisIA’s Two-Pronged Approach
PrevisIA uses a two-pronged approach to prevent deforestation. Firstly, it analyzes past trends to identify areas that are more vulnerable to deforestation.
Secondly, it identifies variables that can either hasten or inhibit deforestation, such as land ownership, vegetation cover, and proximity to transportation routes. By combining both approaches, PrevisIA provides partners with a powerful tool to predict and prevent deforestation.
PrevisIA has partnered with various authorities across the region to champion preventative measures. In addition, they’ve partnered with Microsoft and Fundo Vale to improve their computing power.
There’s also the potential for partnerships with government entities, banks, investors, and buyers of Amazonian products to support their efforts further. These partnerships can benefit from using PrevisIA’s data to make sound decisions for preventing deforestation.
Benefits of Using PrevisIA’s Data
Partners can use PrevisIA’s data to make informed decisions about deforestation prevention. For instance, authorities can allocate resources more effectively to protect vulnerable areas.
Banks and investors can avoid financing projects that contribute to deforestation, while buyers of Amazonian products can make more sustainable choices. Ultimately, using PrevisIA’s data can help prevent deforestation and preserve the Amazon rainforest.
Collaboration is Key
PrevisIA is a powerful tool for preventing deforestation as it provides essential information to make better decisions. More partnerships are necessary to support this work and prevent deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. By working together, we can make a real impact towards a more sustainable future for the Amazon and the planet.