Posted @withrepost • @natgeo Photos by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames | Fires raged in the Brazilian Amazon during 2017 in Araribóia, indigenous territory in the state of Maranhão. Some were started by farmers trying to clear land for crops or cattle, others started to cover up illegal logging operations, and some were natural. When these images were shot, the Brazilian Amazon had just experienced its worst year on record for forest fires—now 2019 is likely to eclipse that. Maranhão, like so many other states within the Amazon, has been extensively logged, and just a few pockets of original forest remain. The rest of the land has been turned over to agriculture and cattle ranches. Within a few miles of where these pictures were taken live some of the last remaining uncontacted Awã people—made famous across the world a few weeks ago, when footage of them was released. The forests in Araribóia are protected by a disparate group of underfunded firefighters made up of brave and dedicated Guajajara tribe members, volunteers, and FUNAI (the National Indian Foundation) employees who take on fires, sometimes armed with nothing more than machetes. #amazonfire#amazon#jungle#fire#global#help#green#trees#animals#wild#wildlife#earth#instagram#instaanimal#river#forest#brasil#peru#bolivia#colombia#venezuela#argentina#southamerica#suramerica#greenlive#eco#ecofriendly#ayuda#conciencia#conscience
Princess doing princess things. I’m happy that she GENERALLY doesn’t eat toys or sticks she just shreds them into tiny pieces. Lesser of two evils...
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