2,164 m3 of illegal wood seized in Limoeiro do Ajuru including Angelim, Massaranduba, Jatobá and Cupiúba

As previously reported on the Timber Risk-Map™, about a thousand logs of illegal wood were seized in the mouth of the Tocantins river on June 25, 2020.

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The logs were being transported by four ferries in the waters of the Tocantins River belonging to the municipality of Limoeiro do Ajuru in the state of Pará, about 287 kilometers from Belém.

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Credit: The Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS)

The Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS) finished tallying the logs on July 4, 2020.

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Credit: The Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS)

The amount of wood that was transported without adequate documentation totals 2,164 cubic meters. That’s equivalent to about 108 truckloads (on a 20m3/truck basis).

Species included Angelim, Maçaranduba, Jatobá and Cupiúba.

According to SEMAS, from January to June of this year, they’ve seized more than 4,600 cubic meters of wood in Pará. This is well above the rate last year, in which they seized 6,500m3 in total for the year.

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