RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - To fight fires in the area, IBAMA said it will hire 1,700 firefighters exclusively for the 9 states of the Amazon basin, including Rondônia, Acre, Amazonas, Roraima, Pará, Amapá, Tocantins, Mato Grosso and Maranhão.
Monthly environmental inspection reports will be expected, along with weekly reports from the Deforestation Combat Group in the Amazon, "to measure the fulfillment of the institutional goals," the article said.
Preserving the Amazon is a requirement of several of Brazil's main trade partners, which is why fighting deforestation is among the government's priorities, it added.
IBAMA will . . .