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Mozambique girdled lizard [Smaug mossambicus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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Mozambique girdled lizard [Smaug mossambicus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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Underside of a Mozambique girdled lizard [Smaug mossambicus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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Mozambique girdled lizard (Smaug mossambicus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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Mozambique girdled lizard [Smaug mossambicus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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A purple-banded sunbird is projected onto the Vatican in an effort to raise awareness for the extinction crisis. gorongosa

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Men use chainsaws and heavy equipment to cut large trees in the miombo woodland that forms the ‘buffer zone’ around the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa. This buffer zone is being logged and is largely devoid of game.

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Flap-necked chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis) collected in Gorongosa National Park.

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Flap-necked chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis) collected in Gorongosa National Park.

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People look for birds and other animals in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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Dr. Edward O. Wilson examines an insect in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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A woman feeds her child at a traditional blessing ceremony.

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A helicopter prepares to take a group to a remote area for a bioblitz in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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A helicopter takes off from a ‘blessing ceremony’ in the Mt. Gorongosa range of Mozambique, Africa.

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A man holds seeds (Afzelia quanzensis) which will be used to replant clearcuts in Mt. Gorongosa someday. This handsome tree is known locally as mkongo, mbambakofi (and variations such as mbambamgofi). In English the tree is known as a pod mahogany tree.

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Men use chainsaws and heavy equipment to cut large trees in the miombo woodland that forms the ‘buffer zone’ around the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa. This buffer zone is being logged and is largely devoid of game.

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In a nursery, a woman waters umbawa trees to be planted in Gorongosa National Park’s clear-cut areas.

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Men use chainsaws and heavy equipment to cut large trees in the miombo woodland that forms the ‘buffer zone’ around the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa. This buffer zone is being logged and is largely devoid of game.

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

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Logging, fires and charcoal, are detrimental to the miambo woodland forest that comprises the ‘buffer zone’ between Gorongosa National Park and the Mt. Gorongosa range in Mozambique, Africa.

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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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Logging, fires and charcoal, are detrimental to the miambo woodland forest that comprises the ‘buffer zone’ between Gorongosa National Park and the Mt. Gorongosa range in 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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Logging, fires and charcoal, are detrimental to the miambo woodland forest that comprises the ‘buffer zone’ between Gorongosa National Park and the Mt. Gorongosa range in 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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Accommodations at Chitengo Camp in Mozambique, Africa.

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Dr. E. O. Wilson, Steve Carr and others plan the bioblitz in Mozambique, Africa.

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Preparation for a bioblitz in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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A helicopter in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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