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Dozens of children who live on Mount Gorongosa collect specimens for identification during a bioblitz.

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Dozens of children who live on Mount Gorongosa prepare to collect specimens for identification during a bioblitz.

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Dr. Edward O. Wilson examines the insects caught at a bioblitz in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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Dozens of children pick flowers from the genus Dissotis during the bioblitz in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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Local kids collect insects for the bioblitz in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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Dr. Edward O. Wilson examines the insects caught at a bioblitz in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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Local children in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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A group on a mini-blitz close to the top of the Mt. Gorongosa area of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Clearcuts and forest along the top of the Mt. Gorongosa range in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Aerials of the west side of the Mt. Gorongosa range in Mozambique, Africa.

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Aerials of the newly added Mt. Gorongosa section of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Aerials inside the buffer zone, in the foothills of the Mt. Gorongosa Range in Mozambique, Africa.

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Slash and burn agriculture makes its way through a buffer zone near the Mt. Gorongosa range of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Aerials of the Mt. Gorongosa range of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Clearcuts for slash and burn agriculture within the Mt. Gorongosa range of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa. Though this area became part of the national park several months ago, clear-cutting of forest for slash and burn agriculture continues within Mt. Gorongosa.

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Aerials of the slash and burn agriculture that’s marching across the foothills and up into the Mt. Gorongosa range in Mozambique, Africa.

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A flower from the genus Dissotis from the Mt. Gorongosa area.

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Impatiens psychadelphoides on Mt. Gorongosa in Mozambique, Africa.

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A variegated skink (Trachylepis variegata) from the Mt. Gorongosa in Mozambique, Africa.

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Four-striped grass mouse or four-striped grass rat (Rhabdomys pumilio) from Mt. Gorongosa in Mozambique, Africa.

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An African gray climbing mouse (Dendromus melanotis) from the Mt. Gorongosa in Mozambique, Africa.

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Spectacled weavers (Ploceus ocularis) collected near the Field Museum’s base camp in the foothills of the Mount Gorongosa range.

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Clear-cuts and remnants of rain forest flank the Vanduzi waterfall, on the east side of Mount Gorongosa. The mountain was added to the national park in 2010, but thousands of people still live on it. Many cut firewood to burn for heat and cooking, and many practice slash-and-burn agriculture.

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Scouting Mount Gorongosa in advance of the bioblitz, E. O. Wilson examines the insects caught in a net he swept through the grass.

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Local boys collect frogs and dragonflies around Murombodzi waterfall on Mount Gorongosa during a 2011 bioblitz- a two-hour sampling of its wildlife.

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