Illegally logged timber, which has been confiscated, float along the Guama River in the northeastern state of Para

 
Illegally logged timber, which has been confiscated, float along the Guama River in the northeastern state of Para
Illegally logged timber, which has been confiscated, float along the Guama River in the northeastern state of Para April 14, 2010. Brazilian Federal Police, IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment), Instituto Chico Mendes Biodiversity (ICMBio), Amazon protection system (Sipam) and National Force, started on Monday an operation called "Delta" to combat the deforestation of the Amazon and the illegal trade in wood. More than 5,000 cubic meters (176,751 cubic feet) of tree trunks and wood cut from native species have been confiscated in Para State, according to officials. REUTERS/Paulo Santos (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CRIME LAW)