Nine logging companies operating without authorisation in the south of Amazonas have been destroyed by the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama). The operation is still taking place around Santo Antônio do Matupi, a district in the municipality of Manicoré. According to the institute, logging is taking place on indigenous land. Ibama is also investigating logging companies that have a licence to operate. Agents discovered that some of them were pretending that the timber they were harvesting was from authorised management plans. However, according to the investigations, the companies were illegally exploiting indigenous lands of the Tenharim people.
Source: Amazon Agency