Published on the site Counsel on 08/27/2013
Deforestation in permanent preservation areas (APP) must comply with the commitments provided for by law, in view of the environmental protection of interests involved in the case. The conclusion is the 2nd Panel of the Superior Court of Justice, which provided resource prosecutor of Mato Grosso do Sul against an entrepreneur who built on the bank of river Ivinhema.
In case of withdrawal of forest, native flora is protected by the prior authorization requirement for the competent environmental agency, whatever its biome, location, type or conservation status. Protection is provided for in the Forest Code (Law 12,651 / 2012) and the Law of the National Environmental Policy (Law 6.938 / 1981).