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Jaime, a boy whose family saved their forest and harvests its fruit, holds up a piquia fruit. (Quiandeua, Brazil.)

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Jaime, a boy whose family saved their forest and harvests its fruit, holds up a piquia fruit. (Quiandeua, Brazil.)

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Jaime, a boy whose family saved their forest and harvests its fruit, holds up a piquia fruit. (Quiandeua, Brazil.)

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A child plays on a tree swing over the Capim River in the Brazilian Amazon. Villagers here live in poverty after selling their forests to logging companies for little cash.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandera village: theevening meal is eaten from a dirt floor by candle light. Villagers live in poverty, and many sell off their forests forlittle cash.

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A man named Mangueira and his family settles in for the night in their hammocks in the Brazilian Amazon near the Capim River. Unlike many locals nearby, Mangueira has refused to allow logging on his property. His woods still provide him with an abundance of forest fruits, wild game and medicinal plants.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandera village: theevening meal is eaten from a dirt floor by candle light. Villagers live in poverty, and many sell off their forests forlittle cash.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandeua village. Locals wait for a ride down the Capim at sunset on a river boat.

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Daily life along the Capim River in the Brazilian Amazon: adog begs for scraps as a child eats lunch in a hammock.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandera village: after-dinner recreation. Villagers live in poverty, and many sell off their forests for little cash.

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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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Daily life along the Capim River in the village Quiandeua: children transport tortoises taken for food. After extensivelogging was allowed here, many villagers began living in poverty, scrounging whatever they could from the lands nearby.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandeua village: A woman displays tortoises which will soon be killed for food. Villagers live in poverty after selling off their forests to the timber companies in exchange for a little cash and some alcohol.

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Villagers using a booklet coauthored by Patricia Shanley illustrating

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A medicinal plant from the rain forest is used to heal an infected foot at a forest workshop in Quiandeua, a small village in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Gloria, a native Amazonian, leads a workshop on fruits and medicinal plants of the rainforest. She is part of a Brazilian group known as “Women of the Forest”, founded by Americanethnobotanist Patricia Shanley. Their goal is to share withvillagers the many virtues and values of tropical rainforests, from medicinal plants to forest fruits and game.

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Gloria, a native Amazonian, leads a workshop on fruits and medicinal plants of the rainforest. She is part of a Brazilian group known as “Women of the Forest”, founded by Americanethnobotanist Patricia Shanley. Their goal is to share withvillagers the many virtues and values of tropical rainforests, from medicinal plants to forest fruits and game.

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A medicinal plant from the rain forest is used to heal an infected foot at a workshop in Quiandeua, a small village in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Villagers using a booklet coauthored by Patricia Shanley illustrating

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Villagers using a booklet coauthored by Patricia Shanley illustrating

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A man who once traded trees for alcohol participates in a forest fruits workshop in Quiandeua, a small village in the Brazilian Amazon. By using easy to read charts, pictures and booklets, villagers share research data they helped to gather, demonstrating the many values of intact rainforets.

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A man who once traded trees for alcohol participates in a forest fruits workshop in Quiandeua, a small village in the Brazilian Amazon. By using easy to read charts, pictures and booklets, villagers share research data they helped to gather, demonstrating the many values of intact rainforets.

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A forest fruits workshop led by Patricia Shanley in Quiandeua, a small village on the Brazilian Amazon. By using easy to read charts, pictures and booklets, Shanley and her group,”Women of the forest” are helping villagers rescue traditional knowledge about the local health and nutritional value of forests.

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A forest fruits workshop led by Patricia Shanley in Quiandeua, a small village on the Brazilian Amazon. By using easy to read charts, pictures and booklets, Shanley and her group,”Women of the Forest” are teaching villagers about the value of healthy, unlogged rainforests.

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A forest fruits workshop led by Patricia Shanley in Quiandeua, a small village on the Brazilian Amazon. By using easy to read charts, pictures and booklets, Shanley and her group,””Women of the forest” are helping villagers rescue traditional knowledge about the local health and nutritional value of forests.

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A forest fruits workshop led by Patricia Shanley in Quiandeua, a small village on the Brazilian Amazon. By using easy to read charts, pictures and booklets, Shanley and her group,”Women of the forest” are helping villagers rescue traditional knowledge about the local health and nutritional value of forests.

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