An area of the Amazon rainforest which has been slashed and burned stands next to a section of virgin forest in Nova Esperanca do Piria

Source: Reuters - Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:06 PM
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An area of the Amazon rainforest which has been slashed and burned stands next to a section of virgin forest, as seen from a police helicopter during a sting operation against sawmills and loggers who trade in illegally-extracted wood from the Alto Guama River indigenous reserve in Nova Esperanca do Piria, in Para state in this September 29, 2013 file photo. To match Special Report BRAZIL-DEFOREST/ REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CRIME LAW POLITICS BUSINESS)