Ipaam and Environmental Battalion trigger to operate 'Awa’ to combat environmental crimes

The action aimed to patrol and environmental enforcement in combating environmental offenses.
10/09/2016 14h43 - Updated 11/09/2016 13h58
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The Institute of Amazonas Environmental Protection (Ipaam), together with Environmental Military Police Battalion, performed, from 12 a 26 August this year, "Operation Awa". The action aimed to patrol, and environmental surveillance, ostensive presence and repressive action in combating environmental offenses, as poaching, seizure of deforestation animals, burned and even drug trafficking and piracy, in the Middle and Upper Solimões region.

The mission covered municipalities and communities along the rails of the Solimões, Purus and Japurá, in addition to those existing within the Sustainable Development Reserves (RDS) Mamirauá e Amanã, as well as the Extractive Reserve (RESEX) Catuá - Ipixuna.

In preventive bias, legal and pedagogical approaches were carried out in the municipalities of Codajás, Beruri, Coari, Alvarães, Uarini, Nam, Tefé and Fonte Boa, as well as in the Iron Board communities, Novo Viola, Harbor Boa Vista, Chat, Acari, Saint Peter, Itaúba, Itaituba, Jubará, Tucuiú, Sao Jose do Pileated Parrot, St. John's Ipecaçu, Ubim and New Hope, aimed at raising awareness of the local population in the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices.

"This is a region is very problematic for the occurrence of environmental crimes. It is an operation that involves a collective effort Ipaam and Battalion by region of difficult access and many risks ", said the Audit Manager Ipaam, Rodrigo Serafini.

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