11 months reinforcing the commitment to fight environmental crimes Operation will be replaced by the new Amazon 2021/2022 Plan, instituted by the Federal Government
Posted on 12/04/2021 13h53
In 330 days of intense activities through forests, rivers and the Brazilian airspace, the military provided logistical support and security to the agents involved. In the closing month of Operation Verde Brasil 2, which will be replaced by the new Amazon 2021/2022 Plan, instituted by the Federal Government, the military commitment and the efficiency of environmental preservation actions are evident.
During this period, approximately 2,500 military personnel and agents from environmental control and public security agencies were employed. In total, there were more than 100,000 inspections, of naval, land and air patrols. Among the highlights, are the seizure of 504,600 cubic meters of wood, 2,015 vessels and 899 vehicles and tractors.
The seizure of smuggled animals was also the target of the operation, resulting in the capture of 64 wild animals in June last year. In addition to the repression of environmental crimes, 321 arrests were made in the act, and 751kg of drugs and 123,550 weapons and ammunition were seized. In all, 5,303 fines and infraction terms were applied, totaling R $ 3.346 billion.
Operation Verde Brasil 2 was carried out within the scope of the National Council for the Legal Amazon, coordinated by the Vice Presidency of the Republic, in support of the environmental control and public security bodies. The initiative counted on the joint effort of the Armed Forces and the Integrated Amazon Protection Group (Gipam), coordinated by the Management and Operational Center of the Amazon Protection System (Censipam).
Through the reports prepared by Gipam, the Armed Forces directed the planning of the actions carried out by the inspection teams. Throughout these 11 months, Censipam's geointelligence agents and drone pilots were on the field to assist in the confirmation of priority areas.
Thus, the actions initiated, through Operation Green Brazil 2, counted, in addition to the military, with members of Inpe, of the Brazilian Environment Institute (Ibama), of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), of the Forest Service Brazilian, from the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (Incra), from the National Indian Foundation (Funai), from the Federal and Highway Police, from the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (Abin) and from the National Mining Agency.
Defense Minister Walter Braga Netto stressed that these actions are of paramount importance for the preservation of the biome. “The joint effort in the fight against deforestation has brought expressive results, which shows our commitment to the environment. The Ministry of Defense, through the Armed Forces, will continue to provide all necessary logistical support to environmental and security agencies in protecting the largest tropical forest in the world. ”