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

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Captive northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in a clearcut near Merlin, Oregon. Habitat loss and climate change are the two primary factors leading to the extinction of species. (US: Threatened)

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A medicinal plant workshop at the village of Quiandeua along the Capim river in the Brazilian Amazon. Instructors hope to teach villagers the values of the medicinal plants, fruits and game in a healthy, intact forest.

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A medicinal plant workshop at the village of Quiandeua along the Capim river in the Brazilian Amazon. Instructors hope to teach villagers the values of the medicinal plants, fruits and game in a healthy, intact forest.

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Medicines made from rain forest plants provide much needed income for the residents of Quiandeua, a village in the Brazilian Amazon. A medicinal plant workshop led by American Patricia Shanley and her group, “Women of the Forest” helps villagers derive not only good health but income by conserving valuable forest medicinals and fruits.

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A slivaculturist stands beside a 300+ ft. tall Douglas fir at the Willamette Nat’l Forest in Oregon.

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Clear-cutting in the Olympic National Forest, Washington.

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Rafts made of mahogany are smuggled out of Madidi National Park on the Tuichi River (Bolivia.) Groups like EcoBolivia work to educate the locals on the real value of their land in hopes of preventing logging and deforestation.

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Rafts made of mahogany are smuggled out of Madidi National Park on the Tuichi River (Bolivia.) Groups like EcoBolivia work to educate the locals on the real value of their land in hopes of preventing logging and deforestation.

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Rafts made of mahogany are smuggled out of Madidi National Park on the Tuichi River (Bolivia.) Groups like EcoBolivia work to educate the locals on the real value of their land in hopes of preventing logging and deforestation.

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Rafts made of mahogany are smuggled out of Madidi National Park on the Tuichi River (Bolivia.) Groups like EcoBolivia work to educate the locals on the real value of their land in hopes of preventing logging and deforestation.

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Rafts made of mahogany are smuggled out of Madidi National Park on the Tuichi River (Bolivia.) Groups like EcoBolivia work to educate the locals on the real value of their land in hopes of preventing logging and deforestation.

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A “tipi burner” burns scrap wood at a lumber mill near Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

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Piquia fruit (a forest product), waiting to go to market inBrazil.

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A Brazilian boy paddles a canoe to market. His family saved their forest by harvesting and selling its produce.

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Osage orange tree stumps on a farmstead being cleared for development in Lincoln, NE.

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Osage orange tree stumps on a farmstead being cleared for development in Lincoln, NE.

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Jaime, a boy whose family saved their forest and harvests its fruit, holds up a piquia fruit. (Quiandeua, Brazil.)

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Jaime, a boy whose family saved their forest and harvests its fruit, holds up a piquia fruit. (Quiandeua, Brazil.)

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Jaime, a boy whose family saved their forest and harvests its fruit, holds up a piquia fruit. (Quiandeua, Brazil.)

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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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Pupunha fruit is transported to a market near Belem, Brazil.

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

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A boy scales a huge tree on an island near the city of Belem, Brazil, in the Brazilian Amazon. Most of the large trees in this area were logged many years ago. Now this single large tree is a major tourist attraction.

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Hunter-gatherers still exist in the Brazilian Amazon, though in fewer numbers. Intact rain forests provide fruit, medicinal plants and wild game for those villagers who refuse to sell the logging rights to their forests.

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A boy uses a basket to carry Uxi fruit gathered in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruits that will belost to deforestation.

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