Amazon Brazil: Activists using GPS in battle against illegal loggers

Posted on October 15, 2014 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Enviromental Issues

Activists use GPS to track illegal loggers in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest reported…Hi-tech undercover operation used GPS tracking on timber trucks for the first time, as well as satellite and aerial images to reveal extent of illegal logging in Brazilian Amazon. Covert GPS surveillance of timber trucks by Amazon campaigners has revealed how loggers are defeating attempts to halt deforestation in the world’s greatest rainforest. Raids by law enforcement officers are expected early on Wednesday morning, acting on the evidence handed to them by Greenpeace Brazil. Read Article

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