Campinas, Brazil: City Buys Mini Airplane to Monitor Environmental Crimes

Posted on September 10, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Enviromental Issues

Globo reported on September 9, 2013 that the city of Campinas in Sao Paulo would buy a mini airplane (drone) as a means to combat environmental crime. Crimes include preservation, capturing wild animals and waste disposal. This aerial vehicle has been used by the Brazilian Air Force to provide security during the Rio +20 and the Confederations Cup. The equipment should be available for use next year, costing R$265,000. The aircraft with produce high-resolution images of the land every three months. Read Article

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