Greenpeace is today towing a raft of 116 illegal logs from a remote location on the Jurua River in Brazil's Amazonas State at the request of Brazil's Environmental Agency, IBAMA. Now bound for the Villages of Carauari, the logs were first discovered during a routine flight of Greenpeace's Cessna aircraft on Monday, May 8th. The following day Greenpeace activists attempted to relocate the raft, but it had disappeared. It was later found hidden in a small tributary of the Jurua River and turned over to IBAMA.
"Because there are no approved Forest Management Plans in this area, and because the raft appeared to have been hidden the second day, we knew that there was a high probability of illegal activity, so we returned to investigate further," said Paulo Adario, Greenpeace Amazon campaigner.