Table 2. Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazonian states

State Primary actors Original forest area in 1500 Cumulative area deforested by 2007 Deforestation rate (km2/year)
(1000 km2) (km2) (%) 2004 2005 2006 2007
Acre Ranchers 152 19 736 13.0 729 539 323 136
Amazonas Ranchers, colonists 1481 2104 1.8 46 33 30 582
Amapá Ranchers, colonists 115 36 749 2.5 1211 752 780 0
Maranhão Ranchers, Capitalized farmers, colonists 143 110 180 77.0 755 922 651 631
Mato Grosso Ranchers, Capitalized farmers 528 195 698 37.1 11 814 7,145 4333 2476
Pará Ranchers, Landgrabbers, Sawmill owners, Landless migrants, Colonists 1139 245 001 21.5 8521 5731 5505 5569
Rondônia Colonists, Ranchers, Capitalized farmers 215 78 097 36.3 3834 3233 2062 1465
Roraima Ranchers, Colonists 164 8235 5.0 311 133 231 306
Tocantins Ranchers, Capitalized farmers 59 28 011 47.6 158 271 124 59
Legal Amazon 3996 723 813 18.1 27 379 18 759 14 039 11 224