Lalo de Almeida/Folhapress/Panos

Xapuri, Acre, Brazil

Rubber tapper Rian Azevedo de Barros, 18, extracts latex from a rubber tree in the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve, which was the most threatened and deforested protected area in 2019, according to IMAZON data. Much of the forest in the reserve has been destroyed for cattle pasture. The extractive reserve was created in 1990 to provide a sustainable model of forest exploitation for the traditional populations that inhabited this territory. The idea was to extract forest products, such as Brazil nuts and rubber, to provide income for these populations while maintaining the forest preserved.

Object Name
Lalo de Almeida/Folhapress/Panos
Xapuri, Acre
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High Resolution
6720 x 4480 pixels
56.9 x 37.93 cm (300 dpi)
22.4 x 14.93 inch (300 dpi)
10.4 MB size on disk
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