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A Brazilian native shows off native fruits he gathered with his family at Quiandena, a village along the Capim River in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Native in a small canoe on the Capim River in Brazil, a tributary of the Amazon. The area is being rapidly deforested.

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Forest fruit is cleaned and prepared for market along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Forest fruits are moved by dugout canoe from the small village of Quiandeua to the city markets down river.

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Forest fruit is cleaned and prepared for market along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Forest fruits are moved by dugout canoe from the small village of Quiandeua to the bigger markets down river. Forest fruits are craved by many city dwellers–they’re willing to pay premium prices for good quality fruit delivered to Saturday morning markets.

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A local hunter/gatherer stands next to a friend in the forests of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Forest fruits are moved by horseback from the small villageof Quiandeua to the bigger markets down river.

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A local hunter/gatherer carries pupunha fruit he collected with his children in the forests of the Brazilian Amazon.

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A local hunter/gatherer carries pupunha fruit he collected with his children in the forests of the Brazilian Amazon.

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A native child carries bacuri fruit back to his village along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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A child plays on a tree swing over the Capim River in the Brazilian Amazon. Villagers here live in poverty after selling their forests to logging companies for little cash.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandera village: theevening meal is eaten from a dirt floor by candle light. Villagers live in poverty, and many sell off their forests forlittle cash.

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A man named Mangueira and his family settles in for the night in their hammocks in the Brazilian Amazon near the Capim River. Unlike many locals nearby, Mangueira has refused to allow logging on his property. His woods still provide him with an abundance of forest fruits, wild game and medicinal plants.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandera village: theevening meal is eaten from a dirt floor by candle light. Villagers live in poverty, and many sell off their forests forlittle cash.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandeua village. Locals wait for a ride down the Capim at sunset on a river boat.

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Daily life along the Capim River in the Brazilian Amazon: adog begs for scraps as a child eats lunch in a hammock.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandera village: after-dinner recreation. Villagers live in poverty, and many sell off their forests for little cash.

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Daily life along the Capim River in the village of Quiandeua: a man cleans tiny fish for his family’s supper. After villagers sold off the logging rights to much of the rainforestaround them, some locals have taken to fishing. Rivers havebeen badly over-fished here, however, and catches consist of fewer and smaller fish than in years past.

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Daily life along the Capim River in the village Quiandeua: children transport tortoises taken for food. After extensivelogging was allowed here, many villagers began living in poverty, scrounging whatever they could from the lands nearby.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandeua village: A woman displays tortoises which will soon be killed for food. Villagers live in poverty after selling off their forests to the timber companies in exchange for a little cash and some alcohol.

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A typical river boat makes its way up the Capim River in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Old growth forest logs stacked and waiting for sale along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Old growth forest logs stacked and waiting for sale along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Old growth forest logs stacked and waiting for sale along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Freshly-cut old-growth logs near a village on the Capim River in Brazil.

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