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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 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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Villagers using a booklet coauthored by Patricia Shanley illustrating

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Villagers using a booklet coauthored by Patricia Shanley illustrating

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Villagers using a booklet coauthored by Patricia Shanley illustrating

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A villager displays the first profits from a medicinal plants workshop led by Patricia Shanley in the village of Quiandeua in the Brazilian Amazon. By teaching forest residents how to make medicines from rain forest plants, Shanley hopes locals will see the value in conserving useful medicinal treespecies.

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Medicines made from tropical forest trees play an importantrole in rural

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Grade school children look at Sequoyah, an imature southern bald eagle at the Southern Avian Research Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

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Grade school children observe a bald eagle chick at the Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The center is raising birds in captivity as part of the southern bald eagle recovery project.

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Grade school children observe a bald eagle chick at the Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The center is raising birds in captivity as part of the southern bald eagle recovery project.

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Grade school children look at Sequoyah, an imature southern bald eagle at the Southern Avian Research Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

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Grade school children observe a bald eagle chick at the Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The center is raising birds in captivity as part of the southern bald eagle recovery project.

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Students in the “Zoo School” at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo interact with a dromedary camel.

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Students in the “Zoo School” at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo interact with a dromedary camel.

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Students in the “Zoo School” at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo interact with a dromedary camel.

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Students in the “Zoo School” at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo interact with a dromedary camel.

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Caiman bask in the sun while a crowd watches at the Caiman Ranch in Brazil.

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Students in the “Zoo School” at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo help workers with a juvenile crocodile.

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Students in the “Zoo School” at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo help workers with a juvenile crocodile.

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