Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest, near Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Brazil. Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). www.cifor.org 19. April 2011
Illegal logging in Brazil photo by George Steinmetz via Instagram On a helicopter fight with IBAMA (the Brazilian forestry police) last March we came across this illegal logging operation in Mato Grosso. We landed in the clearing to check on the legality of their logging permit which they didnt have in hand. I was told by two sources that all logging at this time of year (the wet season) is illegal and farm owners are allowed to clear only 20% of the Amazon forest tropical biome that is on…
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Sustainable timber production in the Brazilian Amazon. Amazon - Brazil, 2011. Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT Picture ID: CIFOR_20110420_Brazil_Amazon_NP_088 Center for International Forestry Research www.cifor.org