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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 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 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 boy scales a huge tree on an island near the city of Belem, Brazil, in the Brazilian Amazon. Most of the large trees in this area were logged many years ago. Now this single large tree is a major tourist attraction.

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Hunter-gatherers still exist in the Brazilian Amazon, though in fewer numbers. Intact rain forests provide fruit, medicinal plants and wild game for those villagers who refuse to sell the logging rights to their forests.

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A boy uses a basket to carry Uxi fruit gathered in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruits that will belost to deforestation.

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A boy uses a basket to carry Uxi fruit gathered in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that could be lost to deforestation.

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A boy uses a basket to carry Uxi fruit gathered in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that could be lost to deforestation.

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Uxi fruit gathering in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one ofmany forest fruits that could be lost to deforestation.

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Uxi fruit gathering in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one ofmany forest fruits that could be lost to deforestation.

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Uxi fruit gathering in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one ofmany forest fruits that could be lost to deforestation.

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Uxi fruit gathering in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one ofmany forest fruits that could be lost to deforestation.

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Bacuri fruit lies on the forest floor in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that is also a valuable timber species, declining in abundance due to extraction by the timber industry.

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Bacuri fruit lies on the forest floor in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that is also a valuable timber species, declining in abundance due to extraction by the timber industry.

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Bacuri fruit lies on the forest floor in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that is also a valuable timber species, declining in abundance due to extraction by the timber industry.

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Bacuri fruit lies on the forest floor in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that is also a valuable timber species, declining in abundance due to extraction by the timber industry.

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Bacuri fruit lies on the forest floor in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that is also a valuable timber species, declining in abundance due to extraction by the timber industry.

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Gray-crowned rosy-finch on the island of St. George in the Pribilofs (Alaska).

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Goldfinches (Carduelis tristis) belly up to a birdfeeder on a farm near Walton, Nebraska.

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Snow geese in flight at Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico.

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Snow geese in flight at Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico.

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