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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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Guajara man selling medicinal plants from the Amazon rain forest at Sao Braz market in Belem, 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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A rattlesnake sits coiled next to a prickly pear cactus.

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A rattlesnake sits coiled next to a prickly pear cactus.

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