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Nicaragua bids to stem deforestation with eco-soldiers

Date : 3rd March 2012, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Deep inside the verdant and sweltering vegetation of Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast, a specially trained army unit is waging a new kind of war against a new type of enemy. Operation Green Gold is the inaugural mission of Nicaragua's newly formed Ecological Battalion. It is Central America's first concerted effort to seek a military-backed solution to the threats of climate change. The green guard, a unit of 580 environmental soldiers, recently won its first "battlefield victory" by netting 111,800 cubic feet (3,165 cubic metres) of illegal lumber felled by loggers.

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