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Operation Green Brazil 2 highlights the importance of fighting environmental crimes

So far, patrols have ensured the fight against more than 7,500 fires


Operation Green Brazil 2 highlights the importance of fighting environmental crimes
Deforestation and illegal mining actions are also on target - Photo: Ministry of Defense

Nov 21, Sao Paulo: Military personnel from the Armed Forces have been active for more than six months in the fight against environmental crimes and in the prevention of fires in the Legal Amazon. Operation Verde Brasil 2, coordinated by the Ministry of Defense, highlights the importance of constant actions to protect environmental assets.


The mission began on May 11 of this year and will continue until April 30, 2021. So far, naval, land and air patrols have ensured the fight against more than 7,500 fires. In the activities developed by the military, 79 vehicles, 26 vessels and four aircraft were employed.



Deforestation and illegal mining actions are also the targets of the efforts of the Navy, Army and Air Force to guarantee law and order. In this context, 2,244 military personnel and 399 agents work in the states of Amazonas, Roraima, Rondônia, Amapá, Pará, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and Goiás.


Subsidiary actions take place in the border strip, in indigenous lands and in federal units of environmental conservation. Road and base blocking and control posts, target planning and analysis were established. On Wednesday (18), 133 vessels were inspected. Of these, seven were apprehended and 16 were assessed. The military also inspected 73 vehicles.



The mission is coordinated by the Joint Operations Center of the Ministry of Defense and has the support of the Joint North Command (CCjN), the Joint Amazon Command (CCjA), the Joint West Command (CCjO) and the Aerospace Operations Command (COMAE), of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The articulation with the Armed Forces relies on the cooperation of agents of Public Security and Environmental Protection.



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