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

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Uxi, a forest fruit, being sold at the Ver-o-peso-market inBelem, Brazil.

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Uxi, a forest fruit, being sold at the Ver-o-peso-market inBelem, Brazil.

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Forest fruit from the Amazon is sold at a market in Belem, Brazil. Decaying architecture from the rubber boom at the turn of the century frames much of the marketplace.

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Medicinal plants for sale at the market in Paragominas, Brazil.

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A vendor shows off a sloth head, part of the medicine he’s selling in his booth at the Ver-O-Peso market in Belem, Brazil. He was also selling snake and turtle parts. Sale of such animal parts is contributing to the decline of many species.

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Medicinal plant and sundry item vendors at Ver-o-Peso market in Belem, Brazil

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A vendor shows off a turtle head, part of the medicine he’sselling in his booth at the Ver-O-Peso market in Belem, Brazil. He was also selling snake parts and sloth heads. The mass sale of such animal parts is contributing to many species’ decline.

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Guajara man selling medicinal plants from the Amazon rain forest at Sao Braz market in Belem, Brazil.

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Medicinal plants and animal parts hang above a vendor at the Ver-O-Peso market in Belem, Brazil.

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Guajara man selling medicinal plants from the Amazon rain forest at Sao Braz market in Belem, Brazil.

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Manqueira (left) chats with fellow fruit & farinha vendors in the market in Pargominas, Brazil.

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Guajara man selling medicinal plants from the Amazon rain forest at Sao Braz market in Belem, Brazil.

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Multi-colored pupunha, a forest fruit, being sold at the market in Paragominas, Brazil.

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Multi-colored pupunha, a forest fruit, being sold at the market in Paragominas, Brazil.

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Multi-colored pupunha, a forest fruit, being sold at the market in Paragominas, Brazil.

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Forest fruits bacuri, piquia, and uxi being sold at a street market in Paragominas, Brazil.

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Forest fruits bacuri, piquia, and uxi being sold at a street market in Paragominas, Brazil.

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Fruit and vegetable vendors sleep with their goods the night before the weekend market opens in Paragominas, Brazil. Forest villagers sell forest fruits and medicinal plants here.

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Forest fruits bacuri, piquia, and uxi being sold at a street market in Paragominas, Brazil.

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

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Parakeets for sale in a market in Ver-o-peso market in Belem, Brazil.

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Parakeets for sale in a market in Ver-o-peso market in Belem, Brazil.

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Parakeets for sale in a market in Ver-o-peso market in Belem, Brazil.

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Parakeets for sale in a market in Ver-o-peso market in Belem, Brazil.

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Parakeets for sale in a market in Ver-o-peso market in Belem, Brazil.

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Parakeets for sale in a market in Ver-o-peso market in Belem, Brazil.

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Parakeets for sale in a market in Ver-o-peso market in Belem, Brazil.

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