Analysis of forest degradation in the core zone of the monarch butterfly biosphere reserve

Between March of 2021 and April of 2022, 58.69 hectares (ha) of forests in the core zone of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (MBBR) were affected: 28.7 ha were cleared for sanitation cutting; 15.12 ha were affected by fires; 1.42 ha were affected by drought, and 13.41 ha were affected by illegal logging; this cause was slightly reduced compared to 13.94 ha of illegal logging recorded between 2020-2021. In general, the total forest degradation area tripled with respect to the 18.83 ha reported the previous year.