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Fishermen seining the 'Rock Pool', a 2-3m deep enclosed tidal pool that emerges at low tide. Závora, Mozambique.
Endangered Black Spider Monkey meat hanging in a butcher shop in Puerto Esperanza, Peru.
At the end of the day, students (sons and daughters of fishermen) and a few fishermen hitch a ride in the back of Rare's Pride Campaign Manager for Závora Mozambique's, Edmundo Aníbal, truck. Edmundo frequently picks people up for lifts across town, or brings items from Inharrme 30kms away or transports them to the hospital when they need it. Závora, Mozambique.
Preparing a drifting gill net for nearshore fishing. Závora, Mozambique.
The Musahar are one of the poorest, most marginalised groups around Chitwan National Park and receive only limited shares of the benefits generated by local community forests, yet they also rely most directly on the forest for some basic subsistence needs such as fuel wood. Sauraha, Nepal.
Charles Nshakumanza is chairman of the Nkuringo Bee Keepers Multi-Purpose Co-Operative Society (NBMCS). The organization harvests, processes and sells honey based in a facility built in 2010 by UN-FAO. Some of the members were former poachers and Charles was a gold miner. And some of them used to harvest wild honey traditionally, which often included chopping open trees to get to the hives and using open fire to smoke the bees.. All have stopped those practices now that they can make money beekeeping.
Local fishermen drag their boats across the beach, above the tideline and up to the dunes each night, then back to the water each morning. Závora, Mozambique.
Mama Veronica, a local witch doctor and traditional healer, still visited by some of the older people and feared by many more. Závora, Mozambique.
Rattan is received at LGCT's (a trader) site, treated with hot diesel oil (for preservation), dried on racks outside, and then straightened by hand before being bundled and stacked for shipment to China. Rattan is an important non-timber forest product (NTFPs) and represents the difficulties and uncertainties inherent in ascertaining sustainable extraction levels and impacts associated with wild harvesting. In general there has been little or no monitoring or management of wild rattan harvesting and little is known about ecological effects associated with extraction. Quezon, Palawan, Philippines.
Baby black caiman for sale. Puerto Esperanza, Peru.
David [TK], Head Ranger at the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Buhoma Head Quarters, loads into the Land Cruiser with guards and guides in route to meet tourists at the launching point for the daily gorilla tracking tours.
Gorillas with the Rushegura group in Biwindi Impenetrable National Park. This group was one of the first in the area habituated for gorilla tracking tourism.
Producing Lokta bark paper at Malika Handmade Paper Pvt. Ltd. (MHPL) in the remote mountain town of Kailas, Nepal. The process involves collecting Lokta (Daphne spp) bark, soaking it in a caustic bath, pulping it in a manual beater, pouring the pulp onto screens, and drying it in the sun. The paper is then carried in 50kg bundles on a four hour hike about 2000 meters down the mountain to Chainpur where it is loaded on buses for the 1000km 25 hour journey to Kathmandu.
National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) provides free veterinary services to the elephant owners in support of the ecotourism as an enterprise benefitting conservation outcomes. Sauraha, Nepal.
Gas canisters loaded for transit in Santa Rosa on the border between Brazil and Peru.
Pete Betts cooking crab. Processing crab, currently one of the main products, at Port Clyde Fresh Catch, includes receiving, cooking, picking, packaging, and both retail and wholesale sales. Port Clyde, Maine.
Lorna Tindaan farms sayote and rice, but financial success and support from relatives working abroad has allowed her family to build a large house and her four children to go to college. Education provides an alternative to traditional livelihoods harvesting from the forest. Imugan, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
The morning rush to launch boats after several days of strong winds and heavy seas that kept most fishermen on shore. Závora, Mozambique.
Enersto Bagiwan, farm worker at the Kalahan Educational Foundation (KEF)'s nursery above town, waters logs used for growing shiitake mushrooms. Imugan, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
Mechanics at a local repair shop on the main street weld reinforcements into the back of a truck. Life spills into the street, and the sense of community it brings is something Imugan is proud of -- and something they worry that the completion of the road, which would bring a steady stream of large trucks and other through traffic, will compromise. Imugan, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
A military elephant is used to collect grasses in Chitwan National Park. Sauraha, Nepal.
Rogelio Castillo photographs Rachel Lindon. Imugan Falls attracts weekend visitors from around the region, especially down in the valley, who are looking to escape the heat. Imugan, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
Local markets provide for wants and needs. Being able to purchase rice, fish, and other goods is a primary driver of the need for cash and desire to be involved in enterprise projects. Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines.
Parrot. Puerto Esperanza, Peru.
Gary Libby returning to shore from the Leslie + Jessica, a large dragger that he's prepping to sell for a smaller lobster and crabbing boat. Port Clyde, Maine
Seven crates of frozen herring with some extra assorted fish guts is used to bait enough traps for most of a day's work. Lobstering with Gary Libby in Muscongus Bay out of Port Clyde, Harbor. Gary currently fishes crab and lobster on this smaller boat and groundfish on his larger dragger, Leslie + Jessica. As Gary gets older he is looking to sell both boats and get a larger crabbing and lobster boat. Port Clyde, Maine.
Producing Lokta bark paper at Malika Handmade Paper Pvt. Ltd. (MHPL) in the remote mountain town of Kailas, Nepal. The process involves collecting Lokta (Daphne spp) bark, soaking it in a caustic bath, pulping it in a manual beater, pouring the pulp onto screens, and drying it in the sun. The paper is then carried in 50kg bundles on a four hour hike about 2000 meters down the mountain to Chainpur where it is loaded on buses for the 1000km 25 hour journey to Kathmandu.
Tourists take jungles safaris on elephants in hopes of viewing a Greater One-horned Rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis). Bagmara Buffer Zone. Sauraha, Nepal.
Elepants bathe in the river in the morning before beginning a day in service as jungle safari rides. Sauraha, Nepal.
Elephant. National Trust for Nature Conservation offices (NTNC) offices. Sauraha, Nepal.
The Musahar are one of the poorest, most marginalised groups around Chitwan National Park and receive only limited shares of the benefits generated by local community forests, yet they also rely most directly on the forest for some basic subsistence needs such as fuel wood. Sauraha, Nepal.
Elephants walking down the main street in Sauraha is commonplace -- and happens several times a day, every day. Sauraha's economy is dominated by tourism related to the nearby Chitwan National Park. Sauraha, Nepal.
Boy playing on a tractor. Taplejung, Nepal.
Unloading lumber. Manoel Urbano, Brazil.
Stars at night. Purús River, Peru.