LOGGING, BRAZIL. Amazon, Paragominas. Mahogany tree logs waiting to be sawn. There are 600 mills in the municipality, which cut 5000 trees every day. The labourers including children live and work in appalling conditions for subsistence wages. Commercial logging in itself does not lead to total deforestation. However, the logging operations and roads open the forest to slash and burn cultivators who quickly colonize and cut the remaining forest to grow crops and the forest is destroyed. The land only stays fertile for a few years, so they move on and repeat the process. CDREF00323

Photographer

MARK EDWARDS

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SP1128916.jpg

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5425 x 3520 px
45.93 x 29.8 cm at 300 dpi

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© MARK EDWARDS, HARD RAIN PICTURE LIBRARY

LOGGING, BRAZIL. Amazon, Paragominas. Mahogany tree logs waiting to be sawn. There are 600 mills in the municipality, which cut 5000 trees every day. The labourers including children live and work in appalling conditions for subsistence wages. Commercial logging in itself does not lead to total deforestation. However, the logging operations and roads open the forest to slash and burn cultivators who quickly colonize and cut the remaining forest to grow crops and the forest is destroyed. The land only stays fertile for a few years, so they move on and repeat the process. CDREF00323

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