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One year photographing the animal crop raiders of the Amazon

The Amazon at sunset. Mark Abrahams, Author provided
The Amazon at sunset. Photo: Author provided
Canoeing the Amazon. Mark Abrahams, Author provided
Canoeing the Amazon. Photo: Author provided

Rural communities in the Amazon rainforest live alongside an incredibly diverse set of animals. When some of those animals damage and eat farmers’ crops (“crop-raiding”), it creates a challenge for conservationists, who need to understand the lives of the people who coexist with that wildlife.

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