Green Brazil Operation: Fines for Amazon Infractions in One Month Are R$36 million

The government's action is aimed at fighting fires and decreasing criminal activities in the Amazon Region.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the first month of operations, Operação Verde Brasil ("Green Brazil Operation") has reported 112 violations, applying R$36.37 million (US$9 million) in penalties, according to a report released yesterday, September 23rd, by the Ministry of Defense.

The funds are earmarked for the National Treasury.

The penalties have mainly been applied by the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) and the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) for illegal activities such as strip-mining and illegal mining, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?