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Brazil’s Police And Indigenous Groups Fight True Crime In The Amazon Together

by Anna Woltman last modified Jul 26, 2016 02:29 PM
Contributors: Ecosystem Marketplace, Steve Schwartzman
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A newly-formalized collaborative effort between Brazil’s law enforcement agencies and forest communities has ambitious plans to unravel an entire criminal enterprise operating in western Pará. Steve Schwartzman of the Environmental Defense Fund says such collaborative efforts can have a huge impact on curbing illegal deforestation and illegal logging.

Originally posted on the Environmental Defense Fund.

A new operation against land grabbers and illegal loggers in Brazil’s state of Pará is showing how collaboration between indigenous and forest communities and law enforcement can take on the biggest ongoing threats to the Amazon forest: illegal logging and illegal deforestation for land grabbing.

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