Brazil gov set to crack down on illegal logging

24 May, 2011 by (comments)

Brazilian authorities are taking serious action on illegal deforestation in response to new satellite images showing an almost 30% spike in logging between August 2010 and April 2011, compared to the same period last year.

The reports have shocked the government, according to The Guardian, as they follow a period of achieving the lowest levels of Amazonian deforestation ever.

A crack team of hundreds of environmental ‘police’, supported by armed federal police, will be deployed throughout the Amazon region to enforce deforestation law and seize any illegal cattle or timber.

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