Brazil's agents of the Amazon fighting loggers, fires to stop deforestation

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. An aerial view shows Santo Antonio do Matupi district, located near the Transamazon Highway in Manicore, in the southern region of the state of Amazonas, Brazil. The home of 21,000 people in Amazonas state was long protected by its remote location from illegal loggers, ranchers and farmers who clear the forest.