Agents of the Operation “Guardians of the Biome”, led by the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety, were attacked in the Jamanxim National Forest (Flona do Jamanxim), in the southwest of the state of Pará. The workers had their tent set on fire, but no one was injured.
The crime happened two days after two people were arrested for illegal deforestation inside the protected area.
The Operation was launched on June 21st to fight forest fires in the states of Acre, Amazonas, Amapá, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Pará, Piauí, Rondônia, Roraima, Rio Grande do Sul and Tocantins. The action will continue until January 2023, with an investment of R$ 77 million. The work involves 1.8 thousand agents of the National Force and more than 3 thousand workers from the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) and from Ibama, in addition to firemen.
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