Brazil and Peru Share Oversight Of Amazon
By Dialogo October 01, 2011
Criminals regularly take advantage of the Amazon region’s lush rain forests and expansive waterways for illicit activities such as drug trafficking and deforestation.
Peru and Brazil are partnering to put a stop to these criminal acts and protect the Amazon basin by exchanging satellite information, according to the Peru’s Andina news agency.
They are able to monitor the dense region with the transfer of real-time data between the Brazilian Center for Satellite Information, located in the city of Manaus, and its Peruvian counterpart in the city of Pucallpa. The information exchange is part of a 2003 Brazil-Peru Memorandum of Understanding to protect the rain forest. Brazil has similar agreements with Colombia and Ecuador.
Sources: Peruvian Times, Andina news agency