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The Amazon rainforest is dying. @historiasamazonicas is a collaborative platform of photographers committed to conservation. #historiasamazonicas.

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Tomaso Protti @tomprotti  is an Italian photographer based in São Paulo, Brazil, where he documents the processes of violence in the Amazon. His project "Terra Vermelha, life and death in the Brazilian Amazon" is the winner of the prestigious @prixcarmignac  journalism award announced this September on @visapourlimage  . “I wanted to illustrate the social transformations, focusing on the veiled truth of the bloodshed and destruction that are currently taking place in the region. These diverse forms of violence are the consequences of changes in the global market, as well as of the exponential increase of global consumption, from cocaine to beef. Scientists claim the forest is reaching a point of no return because of deforestation, fuelled by illegal logging, and because of land grabbing, agricultural expansion, state and private sectors led development and resource extraction projects. I believe it is important to raise awareness of this situation and question it.” Tomasso Protti says @tomprotti#historiasamazonicas#visapourlimage#prixcarmignac#amazon#conservation#violence

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@avenerprado  is documenting the fire and burn fins in the Amazon forest . ENGLISH BELOW: 'Caos, caos, caos': uma jornada pelo inferno amazônico de Bolsonaro. Cenas da primeira semana de setembro em Palmeiras, um pequeno distrito de Nova Mamoré, Rondônia.  @avenerprado  with @tomphillipsin  for @guardian  'Chaos, chaos, chaos': a journey through Bolsonaro's Amazon inferno Scenes from the first week of September in Palmeiras, a small district of Nova Mamoré, Rondônia.  #amazonia#amazon#brasil#everydayamazon#savetheamazon#amazonburning#2019#everydayclimatechange#burning#deforestation#forest#nature#prayforamazonia#savetheamazon#globalwarmingisreal

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Photo and text by @antropologiavisual  . Meet Aldo. He's from Rikbaktsa ethnicity and lives at Eripaktsa territory in Brazil. Aldo is the kind of person who is always with a smile on his face. Very calm and kind. He joined an expedition with Brazilian Government years ago to contact an isolated tribe in another part of the Amazon, apparently there was a man suffering with a disease that was keeping him to walk properly. Aldo tells what happened when the govmt group spotted the isolated people: "The man looked at us and grabbed some sort of machette that he was carrying. Poor man, it was the first time he was so close to people outside his tribe. Everyone that was with me backed off, but I walked towards him and started making gestures trying to explain that we were friend and that I was an indigenous too. I mean, I think he could tell I wasn't a white man like the others! He put the machette down and minutes later, the white men could help his friend that was ill. But he could have killed me at that time. I guess he knew I was a friend Somebody had to do something, we didn't go all that way to get scared and come back" . . . 🇧🇷Conheça Aldo, da etnia Rikbaktsa. Muito tranquilo, ele é do tipo de pessoa que está sempre com um sorriso no rosto. Anos atrás, ele participou de uma expedição da Funai para contactar uma tribo isolada, pois aparentemente uma pessoa estava gravemente doente. Aldo conta o que aconteceu quando eles encontraram um integrante da outra etnia: "O homem olhou pra gente e levantou um tipo de machadinho.Coitado, tava assustado, num tava acostumado em ver gente de fora.Todo mundo que tava comigo foi pra trás com medo, mas eu fui até ele e fiz uns gestos explicando que a gente era amigo e que eu era índio tbm. Quer dizer, acho que dava pra ver que eu não era branco, né? Ele baixou a machadinha e depois o meu grupo ajudou o amigo doente dele. Ele podia ter me matado, mas acho que ele soube que eu era um amigo. Alguém tinha que fazer algo, a gente não foi até lá pra voltar pra trás "  Photo by Ana Caroline de Lima @antropologiavisual#amazon#autochtone#indigenous#consrervation#nature

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São Félix do Xingu - Pará

ENGLISH BELOW @lalodealmeida  é um fotógrafo brasileiro ganhador do prêmio World Press Photo que documenta os impactos sócio ambientais das atividades econômicas na Amazônia há décadas. Esteve recentemente documentando as queimadas na cidade São Félix do Xingu, a segunda cidade do Estado do Pará com maior número de queimadas. A foto a baixo foi tirada no dia 26 de Agosto de 2019 em Área desmatada por grileiro dentro da Terra Indígena Trincheira Bacajá, no Pará.  @lalodealmeida  is a World Press Photo Award-winning Brazilian photographer who has documented the socio-environmental impacts of economic activities in the Amazon for decades. He was recently documenting the fires in the city of São Félix do Xingu, the second city of the state of Pará with the highest number of fires. The photo below was taken on August 26, 2019 in an area cleared by land grabbers within the Trincheira Bacajá Indigenous Land, in Pará.  #desmatamento#conservation#amazonia#prayforamazon#landconflicts#deforestation#burnings#savetheamazon#amazon#bacaja#pará

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Photographer @avenerprado  is documenting the burnings in his homeland, Rondonia state, for @buzzfeednews  in the last days. He went through Tenharim Indigenous Territory in the south of Amazonas state. #historiasamazonicas#savetheamazon#prayforamazonia#fire#burnings

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Rondônia

Vídeo by @victormoriyama  on August 27th in Rondonia state. Forest still burning 🥵 #amazon#prayforamazonia#globalwarming#climatechange#savetheamazon

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Photographer @victormoriyama  is covering the burnings in the Amazon forest this week. #prayforamazonia#savetheamazon#stopbolsonaro#conservation

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24th August 2019 image taken by photographer @victormoriyama  for @greenpeacebrasil  show the fire inside the Amazon forest near to FLONA Jacundá protected area. #conservation#amazon#fire#deforestation#burnings#globalwarming#prayforamazonia

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Rondônia

Photo @victormoriyama  for @greenpeace  flying over protected area in Rondônia State , Brazil on August 24th 2019. #amazonia#amazon#prayforamazonia#conservation#queimada#burning#fire#flona

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Altamira/PA - Brasil

Photo and text by @victormoriyama  on assignment for @greenpeacebrasil  Yesterday I took this photo flying with @greenpeacebrasil  in the city of Altamira, in Pará state, to document the burning in the Amazon. Despite the national speech, President Bolsonaro has no proposal to curb deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Since January this year, the environmental agencies that fight against deforestation have been reduced to 50% inspection activities by the order of Environment Minister Ricardo Salles. Brazil is now in the center of a global political crisis and protesters from around the world rallied in protest for the conservation of the Amazon. #amazonia#amazon@greenpeace#deforestation#desmatamento#queimada#globalwarming#climatechange#brazil#amazonie

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#repost@fabio.nascimento   ・・・ [English below] O incêndio abre caminho há dias na Floresta Amazônica e nós queimamos juntos a ela. . —//— . The fire has been burning the Amazon rainforest for days and we are burning together with the forest. . With @greenpeace@greenpeacebrasil#actforamazonas#greenpeace#greenpeacebrazil#amazonrainforest#amazon#amazonfire#brazil#climatechange#globalwarming

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Roraima

Photo and text by @danielmarenco  Gold miner Cunha, 43, has already panned in Guyana and Venezuela. An illegal gold digger is alive in the heart of Brazil's largest indigenous reserve, the Yanomami, with a race involving between 10,000 and 15,000 prospectors buried in the Amazon Rainforest in a constant flight of scrutiny. On the banks of the Mucajai River, it is dotted with men and women nestled in the Amazon rainforest exploiting illegal gold. There, many miserable prospectors seek to make a fortune, or simply earn money they do not earn in Boa Vista, taken by thousands of Venezuelans fled from their country. Some larger groups organize and operate mineral extraction machines with an impactful level of destruction. The Yanomami - 23,000 Indians - are directly impacted by the plunder on their lands, especially by the path taken by the mercury and the physical proximity to the gold panning - are common to see armed, drunk, paid to allow the removal of gold and, in particular. some chance, even guiding canoes for prospectors. It is a place with countless reports of violence and tension where miners are armed and conflicts in the gold rush are the rule. Violent deaths are recurring and the confrontation with the state (materialized by few young military of the Army at the beginning of the rise of the river) is the tonic. In the gold panning and especially in the "currutelas", which are the local places of commerce and leisure, the coin and the gold: a chicken costs one gram, the cooks receive 60 grams of gold as salary, bets are made and the payment is made. with the mineral and there it goes. Today some "currutelas" became "cemeteries", without anyone, because of the last stronger inspection. But rafts, machines and canoes are buried or sunk so they won't get caught. The current scenario is that of people buried in the woods, hoping that the military will cease to monitor and control upstream and downstream. Others risk operating machines known as "Maracas" and illegal gold continues to circulate. The Federal Police also acts to combat the practice and has already done some operations in the area. #gold#mining#deforestation#amazon#garimpo

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Photo and text by @danielmarenco  digger Lourinho shows the gold he earned during the last week of work. An illegal gold digger is alive in the heart of Brazil's largest indigenous reserve, the Yanomami, with a race involving between 10,000 and 15,000 prospectors buried in the Amazon Rainforest in a constant flight of scrutiny. On the banks of the Mucajai River, it is dotted with men and women nestled in the Amazon rainforest exploiting illegal gold. There, many miserable prospectors seek to make a fortune, or simply earn money they do not earn in Boa Vista, taken by thousands of Venezuelans fled from their country. Some larger groups organize and operate mineral extraction machines with an impactful level of destruction. The Yanomami - 23,000 Indians - are directly impacted by the plunder on their lands, especially by the path taken by the mercury and the physical proximity to the gold panning - are common to see armed, drunk, paid to allow the removal of gold and, in particular. some chance, even guiding canoes for prospectors. It is a place with countless reports of violence and tension where miners are armed and conflicts in the gold rush are the rule. Violent deaths are recurring and the confrontation with the state (materialized by few young military of the Army at the beginning of the rise of the river) is the tonic. In the gold panning and especially in the "currutelas", which are the local places of commerce and leisure, the coin and the gold: a chicken costs one gram, the cooks receive 60 grams of gold as salary, bets are made and the payment is made. with the mineral and there it goes. Today some "currutelas" became "cemeteries", without anyone, because of the last stronger inspection. But rafts, machines and canoes are buried or sunk so they won't get caught. The current scenario is that of people buried in the woods, hoping that the military will cease to monitor and control upstream and downstream. Others risk operating machines known as "Maracas" and illegal gold continues to circulate. The Federal Police also acts to combat the practice and has already done some operations in the area. #gold#yanomami#garimpo#deforestation#amazon

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Boa Vista Roraima

Photo and text by @danielmarenco  who visited an ilegal gold panning inside the Yanomami indigenous community last weeks. An illegal gold digger is alive in the heart of Brazil's largest indigenous reserve, the Yanomami, with a race involving between 10,000 and 15,000 prospectors buried in the Amazon Rainforest in a constant flight of scrutiny. On the banks of the Mucajai River, it is dotted with men and women nestled in the Amazon rainforest exploiting illegal gold. There, many miserable prospectors seek to make a fortune, or simply earn money they do not earn in Boa Vista, taken by thousands of Venezuelans fled from their country. Some larger groups organize and operate mineral extraction machines with an impactful level of destruction. The Yanomami - 23,000 Indians - are directly impacted by the plunder on their lands, especially by the path taken by the mercury and the physical proximity to the gold panning - are common to see armed, drunk, paid to allow the removal of gold and, in particular. some chance, even guiding canoes for prospectors. It is a place with countless reports of violence and tension where miners are armed and conflicts in the gold rush are the rule. Violent deaths are recurring and the confrontation with the state (materialized by few young military of the Army at the beginning of the rise of the river) is the tonic. In the gold panning and especially in the "currutelas", which are the local places of commerce and leisure, the coin and the gold: a chicken costs one gram, the cooks receive 60 grams of gold as salary, bets are made and the payment is made. with the mineral and there it goes. Today some "currutelas" became "cemeteries", without anyone, because of the last stronger inspection. But rafts, machines and canoes are buried or sunk so they won't get caught. The current scenario is that of people buried in the woods, hoping that the military will cease to monitor and control upstream and downstream. Others risk operating machines known as "Maracas" and illegal gold continues to circulate. The Federal Police also acts to combat the practice and has already done some operations in the area. In the most efficient of these, investigation

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Photo and Text by @nicolaokin  for @historiasamazonicas    To the Left: Details of a Kofán comunero’s accessories. A mobile charging cable hangs down his neck. He is an indigenous guardsman belonging to the A’i Kofán from Sinangoe community. Many members of the community use GPS in order to map territories and environmental changes; they map details like jaguar footprints, signs of particular birds and medical plants. They use an application to map the territory and have a constant monitoring system against illegal mines. Comunidad A’i Kofán de Sinangoe, Sucumbío province. To the right: A chonta spearhead. A chonta spear it's the traditional weapon of the Shuars, Achuar, Kichwa, A'i Kofán among other indios nationality, is useful in war and hunting; it's used to kill either men or animals. The spear it's also the symbol for a courageous man. A'i Kofán Community of Sinangoe, Province of Sucumbío.  The project tells about the different ways of Resistance of the indigenous people in the Ecuadorian Amazon who are threatened by the ongoing concessions for foreign companies for extraction activities. The extractive activities would not only destroy the jungle, they would also deprive the natives of their lands as well as their identities and traditions. The Shuar and Achuar territories are rich in copper and gold; more in the north, in the province of Pastaza y Orellana where Sáparas and Kichwas live, the threat comes from the extraction of oil. The concept of territorial identity and control of the lands, the conservation of the ethnic identity and its traditions, the War of 95 that divided them between Ecuadorians and Peruvians, the victory of the Sarayaku against the government, the attack on Nankinz and the following eviction of Tsumtsuim, are the central themes that compose this diary on the resistance of what is left of the Amazon peoples in Ecuador. *Piatsaw: the first man in the Sápara mythologie who prophesied the end of his people’s culture. You can see more of my work at www.nicolaokinphotography.com#documentary#visualstorytelling#nicolaokin#nicolaokinfrioli#nicolaokinphotography#piatsaw#piatsawproject#resistance#indigenous#oil#petroleum#mining#ama

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Photo and Text by @nicolaokin  for @historiasamazonicas    Osvaldo, indigenous from A’i Kofán, belongs to the Sinangoe community. He is posing during a day training to use GPS, with a display to navigate drones. In this way they are able to control the territory and protect it from illegal mines.  The project tells about the different ways of Resistance of the indigenous people in the Ecuadorian Amazon who are threatened by the ongoing concessions for foreign companies for extraction activities. The extractive activities would not only destroy the jungle, they would also deprive the natives of their lands as well as their identities and traditions. The Shuar and Achuar territories are rich in copper and gold; more in the north, in the province of Pastaza y Orellana where Sáparas and Kichwas live, the threat comes from the extraction of oil. The concept of territorial identity and control of the lands, the conservation of the ethnic identity and its traditions, the War of 95 that divided them between Ecuadorians and Peruvians, the victory of the Sarayaku against the government, the attack on Nankinz and the following eviction of Tsumtsuim, are the central themes that compose this diary on the resistance of what is left of the Amazon peoples in Ecuador. *Piatsaw: the first man in the Sápara mythologie who prophesied the end of his people’s culture. You can see more of my work at www.nicolaokinphotography.com#documentary#visualstorytelling#nicolaokin#nicolaokinfrioli#nicolaokinphotography#piatsaw#piatsawproject#resistance#indigenous#oil#petroleum#mining#amazon#ecuador#resistenciaamazonica

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Photo and Text by @nicolaokin  for @historiasamazonicas   Javier Ushigua, 20 years old, is President of the Yaku Runa Community in the Province of Pastaza. His features show a mixture of three indigenous nationalities of the Amazon. His grandmother of the Shuar nationality married an Achuar man, and his mother a man of the Sapara Nation. He represents an almost complete summary of where the community he lives in stands for. Yaku Runa is a community of no more than 30 individuals from 4 different indigenous nationalities: Kichwa, Sápara, Shuar and Achuar. It has 300 hectares of land, from which roughly 25 still are primary rainforest. Yaku Runa has no electricity and is located at 20 kilometres from the city of Puyo. They voluntarily rejected the installation of electricity. The nearest electricity pole is a few meters from the village entrance.  Javier´s vision is focused on the community’s welfare and the preservation of the Amazon cultures. Yaku Runa Comunity, Pastaza Province, Ecuador.  The project tells about the different ways of Resistance of the indigenous people in the Ecuadorian Amazon who are threatened by the ongoing concessions for foreign companies for extraction activities. The extractive activities would not only destroy the jungle, they would also deprive the natives of their lands as well as their identities and traditions. The Shuar and Achuar territories are rich in copper and gold; more in the north, in the province of Pastaza y Orellana where Sáparas and Kichwas live, the threat comes from the extraction of oil. The concept of territorial identity and control of the lands, the conservation of the ethnic identity and its traditions, the War of 95 that divided them between Ecuadorians and Peruvians, the victory of the Sarayaku against the government, the attack on Nankinz and the following eviction of Tsumtsuim, are the central themes that compose this diary on the resistance of what is left of the Amazon peoples in Ecuador. *Piatsaw: the first man in the Sápara mythologie who prophesied the end of his people’s culture. You can see more of my work at www.nicolaokinphotography.com #documentary#visualstorytelling#nicolaokin#nicolaokinfrioli  #

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Photo and Text by @nicolaokin  for @historiasamazonicas    From the Left to the right: A man from the community of Tsumtsuim. To this date, the men of Tsumtsuim are subject to an arrest warrant proclaimed by the former government of Rafael Correa. They cannot leave the Community, as they are at risk of being arrested. Shuar Community of Tsumtsuim, Morona-Santiago Province, Ecuador. Edwin of Kichwa nationality, recently graduated from Iwias Battalion ("Jungle Demons") at the Shell military training camp, Province of Pastaza. He was born 23 years ago, when the war on Alto Cenepa started. Shell, Pastaza Province, Ecuador. The mission of the Iwias Military School is to form jungle infantry soldiers out of native people of the Amazon region. Since it was founded this unit is considered to be the most lethal force the Ecuadorian army has.  The project tells about the different ways of Resistance of the indigenous people in the Ecuadorian Amazon who are threatened by the ongoing concessions for foreign companies for extraction activities. The extractive activities would not only destroy the jungle, they would also deprive the natives of their lands as well as their identities and traditions. The Shuar and Achuar territories are rich in copper and gold; more in the north, in the province of Pastaza y Orellana where Sáparas and Kichwas live, the threat comes from the extraction of oil. The concept of territorial identity and control of the lands, the conservation of the ethnic identity and its traditions, the War of 95 that divided them between Ecuadorians and Peruvians, the victory of the Sarayaku against the government, the attack on Nankinz and the following eviction of Tsumtsuim, are the central themes that compose this diary on the resistance of what is left of the Amazon peoples in Ecuador. *Piatsaw: the first man in the Sápara mythologie who prophesied the end of his people’s culture. You can see more of my work at www.nicolaokinphotography.com #documentary#visualstorytelling#nicolaokin#nicolaokinfrioli#nicolaokinphotography#piatsaw#piatsawproject#resistance#indigenous#oil#petroleum#mining#amazon#ecuador#resistenciaamazonica

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