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Brazil Sends in Tanks and Army to Stop Illegal Logging

Environment  (tags: illegal logging, deforestation, Brazil, uncontacted tribes, native rights, rainforests, environment, destruction, habitatdestruction, habitat, ecosystems, wildlife )

- 1773 days ago -
Brazil's government has sent their military on a major ground operation against illegal logging around the land of the Awá, Earth's most threatened tribe, according to Survival International.

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Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:31 am
Noted, thanks.

Christeen A (369)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:34 am
Good for them. Thanks for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:35 am
Thanks, hope that it works.

Ben O (171)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:25 am
Right; -Whatever it takes!

pam w (139)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:48 am
Let's hope it's not just ''for show.''

R T (14)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:49 am
Well done Brazil. A pity they didn't move in much earlier but at least they are now taking action.
The Amazon isn't important to just the Arwa people but to the whole world and must be saved..

Stephen Brian (23)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:10 am
The article says "tanks", but the picture shows what looks to me like a Rattlesnake armoured car, definitely not a tank (with wheels, not treads like every Brazilian tank has). I do hope it's the latter because tanks would be more about photo-ops and making a statement (an burning silly amounts of fuel in vehicales that cannot possibly navigate a forest) while armoured cars and APCs might actually do some good.

TOM TREE (246)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:51 am


Thank you for Sharing this.... !
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Anette S (22)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:54 am


Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:56 am
I hope they really mean this

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:06 am
Go Brazil!

Kari E (5)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:16 am
thank you for sharing.....

Mike M (40)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:21 am
Lets hope it works

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:22 am
Good for Brazil!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:23 am
Noted. Thanks Brazil.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:17 pm
Thank you for the marvelous news! I'm thrilled! :)

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:44 pm
TY, dear Cal~

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Constance F (418)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:14 pm
Happy news ~ thank you ! I am not much for military, but this is an excellent use.

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:04 pm
Read and noted. I guess it's a good news, bad news situation? Good news because he military are deployed to prevent illegal logging. Bad news is the deployed military aren't where they can do the most good...

Gvapo T (22)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 1:15 am
thanks for sharing this

Whatever it takes to stop those brutes!

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 1:15 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 7:15 am
What took so long...

. (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 8:53 am
Finally, some good news coming out of Brazil.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 7:02 pm
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