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  • SP in forest protection regulation fails to abide mainstream press

    Among the major national newspapers, only the Folha de S. Paulo published an article on the decision of the governor of São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, to veto seven articles of the law 219/14, establishing the Environmental Regularization Program (PRA) in the state, that will govern the recovery of which was cleared illegally.

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  • New legislation may aggravate water crisis in São Paulo

    Even with the partial veto of the governor Geraldo Alckmin,  the approval of the PL 219/2014 may aggravate the water crisis even more in Sao Paulo.

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  • Owners of rural properties in Bauru will help to make the CAR

    The owners of rural properties of up to 48 hectares in Bauru who have not performed the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) will receive assistance from the Municipal Agriculture and Supply (Sagra) to complete the registration. Free assistance, under the new Forest Code, will be provided by technicians trained by Sagra Environmental Secretariat of the State of São Paulo.

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  • mangrove stretch in Recife West Zone as follows raids target

    Even after the Public Prosecutor of Pernambuco (MPPE) threatens to pursue legal action against the city of Recife for collusion with the mangrove area of ​​deforestation, ecosystem strip located between the Protected Areas St. Michael and Tamandaré in Pernambuco's capital, remains grabbers target that leverage lack of supervision to build buildings on site.

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  • the Forest Law Center’s members ask for full veto of Deforestation Law

    Six institutions that make up the Center's Forest Code sent on Friday (09/01) an open letter to the governor of São Paulo calling the veto "Deforestation Law" (PL 219) , approved last December by the Legislative Assembly. Geraldo Alckmin has until next Tuesday (13) to sanction or veto the bill proposed by a group of deputies of ruralistas government bench, creating the Environmental Regularization Program (PRA) status.

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  • Gap in the Forest Code may affect recovery of reserves

    Approved last week by the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo, the law 219/14, created to regulate the Forest Code in the state, it has generated discussions among environmentalists concerning the interpretation of Article 68 of the Forest Code. The Article provides that producers, rural homeowners of the Brazilian Amazon, are not required to restore the legal reserve of its property, provided that the percentage of suppression of native vegetation were within what was allowed at the time of approval of the new Code.

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  • More than 40,000 properties in Mato Grosso need to review the CAR

    Despite the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) of Mato Grosso properties have been automatically migrated to the CAR System (SICAR) the federal government, the CAR of each of the 44,000 state properties will have to be revised to add the areas of Legal Reserve and areas of consolidated production.

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  • Research meets scientific studies relating to the Code and proves that PPAs ranges have to be higher

    Dozens of research and gathered scientific studies show that the tracks protected as Areas of Permanent Preservation (riverbanks, hilltops, etc.) should be wider than expected current Forest Code.

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