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A man scavenges for food at a landfill in Matamoros, Mexico.

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A young man fills up his truck with gas in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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

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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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Patricia Shanley takes cover from a sudden rain storm whileout collecting forest fruits with villagers along the CapimRiver in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Patricia Shanley talks to landowner Mangueira about the value of forest fruits and medicinal plants in the Brazilian Amazon. For the past 12 years, Shanley has asked Mangueira to keep track of the benefits he’s derived from his forest, from fruits to medicines. While others sell their forests to the logging companies, Mangueira leaves his unlogged.

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White-fronted geese under go capture and leg banding by biologists on the western part of the Slope near Teshukpuk Lake. The on going study has surveyed the population, age and health of several goose species for decades in hope of better managing the flocks.

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White-fronted geese under go capture and leg banding by biologists on the western part of the Slope near Teshukpuk Lake. The on going study has surveyed the population, age and health of several goose species for decades in hope of better managing the flocks.

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A man holds up the female northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) he just shot.

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A man with his German shorthair and the female northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) they just got.

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The endangered Florida Key deer’s cause wasn’t helped when developers found a loophole and put a housing development inside the Florida Key Deer NWR. The deer are hit and killed by motorists faster than they can reproduce.

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