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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A federally threatened captive northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in healthy habitat in the Siskiyou National Forest near Merlin, Oregon.

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A clear-cut in Salmon National Forest, Idaho. The reserve covers a 1.8- million -acre tract.

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Aerial view of clear-cut logging in Idaho’s Salmon National Forest.

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Casava plant roots are processed into farinha, a staple in the Amazonian diet. Cassava is often planted in clear-cut areas, and its processing is far more labor-intensive than harvesting forest fruits.

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Casava plant roots are processed into farinha, a staple in the Amazonian diet. Cassava is often planted in clear-cut areas, and its processing is far more labor-intensive than harvesting forest fruits.

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Desertification and black vultures are all that remain in aclear cut area of the Brazilian Amazon. This spot used to be a thriving rainforest.

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Cattle graze in a clear-cut area of the Brazilian Amazon’s rain forest.

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Grasshoppers flock to a clearcut section of rain forest in the Brazilian Amazon.

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A virgin rainforest is clear-cut, and cassava is planted inthe poor soil. (Brazilian Amazon.)

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Clear-cut hillsides are burned off near the timber town of Paragominas, Brazil on the Amazon River.

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Once a lush tropical rainforest, smoldering clear-cuts and dirt roads with timber trucks define the timber town of Paragominas in the Brazilian Amazon.

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As the clearcuts are burned off, a boy runs with a kit nearthe timber town of Paragominas, Brazil on the Amazon River.

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Once a lush tropical rainforest, smoldering clear-cuts and dirt roads with timber trucks define the timber town of Paragominas in the Brazilian Amazon.

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As the clearcuts are burned off, a boy runs with a kite near the timber town of Paragominas in the Brazilian Amazon.

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