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A small village within the buffer zone of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Cattle stand in the middle of a village road in Uganda, Africa.

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Cattlemen push their herds back into town after a day of grazing illegally inside Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. With no room for grazing animals left outside the park’s boundary, livestock are moved into the park, often with disastrous results for the lions who prey on the herds.

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A fishing village along the shore of Lake Albert, where locals have started sewing their mosquito netting together to literally strain the lake of the last of the fish here. All they’re getting are minnows at this point.

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At the fishing village of Kyehoro residents dunk gerry cans at dusk in Lake Albert to gather dirty water to drink.

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Along the eastern side of Lake Albert, overnighting goats represent the pressure that increasing human populations have on the land. There are 4 to 5 goats for every Ugandan living in this community.

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At the fishing village of Kyehoro, the locals catch tiny carpenter fish for food for themselves, and to sell as animal feed. Here, a woman spreads fish on a dirt road to dry in the sun, and adds dirt to give the fish more weight when she sells them. This is the smallest fish (and last fish species) they can strain from Lake Albert; people turned to it after Nile perch populations dwindled due to overfishing.

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The fishing village of Kiryamboga, against the base of the east wall of the Albertine Rift.

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An orphaned mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) in the market at Malabo on Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A medicinal plant workshop at the village of Quiandeua along the Capim river in the Brazilian Amazon. Instructors hope to teach villagers the values of the medicinal plants, fruits and game in a healthy, intact forest.

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A medicinal plant workshop at the village of Quiandeua along the Capim river in the Brazilian Amazon. Instructors hope to teach villagers the values of the medicinal plants, fruits and game in a healthy, intact forest.

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Medicines made from rain forest plants provide much needed income for the residents of Quiandeua, a village in the Brazilian Amazon. A medicinal plant workshop led by American Patricia Shanley and her group, “Women of the Forest” helps villagers derive not only good health but income by conserving valuable forest medicinals and fruits.

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A Brazilian native shows off native fruits he gathered with his family at Quiandena, a village along the Capim River in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Natives in a village on the edge of Madidi National Park along the Beni River, a tributary of the Amazon, in Bolivia.

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Natives in a village on the edge of Madidi National Park along the Beni River, a tributary of the Amazon, in Bolivia.

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Natives in a village on the edge of Madidi National Park along the Beni River, a tributary of the Amazon, in Bolivia.

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Natives in a village on the edge of Madidi National Park along the Beni River, a tributary of the Amazon, in Bolivia.

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Whale parts, the remains of a successful hunt, lay around the native village of Kaktovik on Alaska’s North Slope.

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Scene from a cookout in Ahouset, a native village on Vancouver Island. Salmon is cooked over a fire.

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Scene from a cookout in Ahouset, a native village on Vancouver Island.

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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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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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A local hunter/gatherer stands next to a friend in the forests of the Brazilian Amazon.

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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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A local hunter/gatherer carries pupunha fruit he collected with his children in the forests of the Brazilian Amazon.

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A local hunter/gatherer carries pupunha fruit he collected with his children in the forests of the Brazilian Amazon.

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A native child carries bacuri fruit back to his village along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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A native child carries bacuri fruit back to his village along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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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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