Aug 25, 2017

The small town of Apui sits at the new frontline of Brazil's fight against advancing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, where vast forest fires belch jet black smoke visible for miles and loggers denude the jungle.

Battling deforestation in the Amazon

An agent of the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, or Ibama, takes part in operation "Operation Green Wave" in Apui, in the southern region of the state of Amazonas, Brazil, July 26, 2017. The sign reads: "Careful with stray bullets." BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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