Lalo de Almeida/Folhapress/Panos

Uruara, Para, Brazil

A truck driven by minors and loaded with illegal timber extracted from Cachoeira Seca Indigenous Land, is apprehended by IBAMA agents ( Brazil's environmental protection agency) on the Trans-Amazonian Highway. The municipality of Uruara is part of a region known as the 'Middle Ground' (Terra do Meio in Portuguese), as it lies exactly in the middle the of the Xingu and Tapajos River basins. The area is home to a number of problems characteristic of the Amazon region: deforestation, land grabbing, illegal mining, invasion of indigenous lands and violence.

Object Name
Copyright
Lalo de Almeida/Folhapress/Panos
City
Uruara, Para
Country
Brazil
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Max size
High Resolution
5540 x 3694 pixels
46.91 x 31.28 cm (300 dpi)
18.47 x 12.31 inch (300 dpi)
7.4 MB size on disk
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