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Natural Heritage

Natural Heritage
Preserving the natural patrimony is the most inexpensive and efficient environmental economics. The term natural heritage derives from the French "patrimoine naturel", the totality of natural assets, including those of historical, cultural or scenic beauty. It give us understanding the importance of natural environment: where we came from, what we do and how we will be. Our lives are connected to the landscapes of our daily lives, as well as we keep the memories of places we went. The destruction of these landscapes cause irreversible environmental damage, and are an insult to our memory, causing loss of quality of life.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Operation 'Agatha': Brazilian Military seeks to combat transborder and environmental crimes.

Operations Agatha 1, Agatha 2 and Agatha 3

The goal of these operations is to combat illegal acts typical of the border areas, such as drug trafficking, smuggling and environmental crime.


During Operation Agatha, were patrolled a total of 45,000 km of rivers and lakes, in which 46 vessels were reported or apprehended. The military seized 59 motorcycles, 20 trucks, 465 kilograms of pesticides, 332 kilograms of marijuana, 19.5 kilograms of cocaine, 63 weapons (two for the exclusive use of the Armed Forces), eight tons of explosives, and US$ 345,000 and R$ 250,000 in cash. In order to curb environmental crimes, five illegal loggers and three illegal mines were inspected.



During the action were employed more than 100 airplanes and two helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Three runways were destroyed. 
The population received medical support for Navy ships and field hospitals of the Army and Air Force. 10,914 medical consultations were performed, 21,288 and 11,720 medical procedures dental care.


Operation Agatha mobilized 17,632 men and women of the Brazilian Army, Navy and Airforce -  over 11,632 kilometers (or 63% of the 16,866 kilometers of brazilian western borders) in its three editions. 


In August 2011, Operation 'Agatha 1' happened on the border with Colombia 
In September 2011 the Operation 'Agatha 2' occurred on the border with Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay.
Operation 'Agatha 3'  was launched on November 22nd 2011 and its area of ​​operations in the border region of Brazil with Peru, Bolivia and part of Paraguay.

https://www.defesa.gov.br/index.php/noticias-do-md/2454753-15122011-defesa-resultados-do-plano-estrategico-de-fronteiras-sao-positivos-avalia-vice-presidente.html