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A family of four stands in their backyard with their new solar panels.

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Pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of storefronts in Hollywood.

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A staff member scrubs algae off the bottom of the ocean section of a giant relief map of Colombia at Parque Jaime Duque, a tourist attraction near Bogota.

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A staff member walks across a giant relief map of Columbia at Parque Jaime Duque, a tourist attraction near Bogota.

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Gold mining in the watershed or ‘buffer zone’ between the Mt. Gorongosa area and Gorongosa National Park.

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Crocodiles inside of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Human set fires in the main park and the buffer zone of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Crocodiles dive into the Vunduzi River inside the main park in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Aerials of the slash and burn agriculture that’s marching across the foothills and up into the Mt. Gorongosa range in Mozambique, Africa.

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Aerials of the west side of the Mt. Gorongosa range in Mozambique, Africa.

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Aerials of smoke, fog and slash and burn agriculture, both by the mountain and in the main park of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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On the west side of the original Gorongosa park a brush fire is set by poachers to move game.

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Aerials of the Vunduzi River watershed inside the main Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa. Inselbergs rise up from the west edge of the original Gorongosa National Park. Now in the dry season, little water can be seen flowing through this area.

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A small village within the buffer zone of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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A thick layer of fog and smoke covers the ground in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa. The smoke is from fires set by poachers.

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Aerials of the newly added Mt. Gorongosa section of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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A group on a mini-blitz close to the top of the Mt. Gorongosa area of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Aerials inside the buffer zone, in the foothills of the Mt. Gorongosa Range in Mozambique, Africa.

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Clearcuts and forest along the top of the Mt. Gorongosa range in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Smoke at dawn inside the main park of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Slash and burn agriculture makes its way through a buffer zone near the Mt. Gorongosa range of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Gold mining in the watershed or ‘buffer zone’ between the Mt. Gorongosa area and Gorongosa National Park.

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Aerials of the Mt. Gorongosa range of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Gold mining in the watershed or ‘buffer zone’ between the Mt. Gorongosa area and Gorongosa National Park.

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Clearcuts for slash and burn agriculture within the Mt. Gorongosa range of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa. Though this area became part of the national park several months ago, clear-cutting of forest for slash and burn agriculture continues within Mt. Gorongosa.

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Agricultural plots meet Queen Elizabeth National Park at the base of the Ankole Hills. The fields push farther into the park each year, leaving herders no choice but to push their livestock deeper and deeper into the remaining national parks.

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A fishing village along the shore of Lake Albert, where locals have started sewing their mosquito netting together to literally strain the lake of the last of the fish here. All they’re getting are minnows at this point.

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Thunderstorms over the eastern shore of Lake Albert, Uganda.

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Giraffe can be found in great numbers again in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park, but perhaps not for long. The government has been approving oil drilling, which will introduce more roads and disrupt the animals in their already reduced and fragile habitat.

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Along the eastern side of Lake Albert, the difference in vegetation is striking. On the east side of the main road lies the Bugungu Wildlife Reserve. One the west side lies a community area where cattle have severely overgrazed the landscape.

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Along the eastern side of Lake Albert, overnighting goats represent the pressure that increasing human populations have on the land. There are 4 to 5 goats for every Ugandan living in this community.

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Cape buffalo at sunrise the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.

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An aerial of the Explosion Craters area in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.

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Water buffalo and mineral deposits along the shore of a crater lake at the Explosion Craters of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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