RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An investigation by the Federal Prosecutor's Office (MPF) shows that illegal deforestation involves a series of crimes, such as corruption and land grabbing. Harvesting trees requires the use of heavy machinery and costs of at least R$800 (US$200) per hectare cut (one soccer field).

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