Faith in the forest
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All these photos come from Still Pictures. Daniel Dancer’s aerial shot (top left) shows the impact of clearcutting in California: the battle to preserve the ancient forests is not confined to the Majority World. Mark Edwards’ pictures of dancers and artists in Cameroon show a community harnessing traditional culture to spread the word about saving the forest. Jorgen Schytte (top centre) documents Mauritanians’ determination to reclaim the desert. Nigel Dickinson (bottom three) has captured a demonstration in the Philippines together with two images of the Kenyah people of Long Geng village in Sarawak, Malaysia. They are blockading logging roads in spirited defence of the forests that have sustained them for centuries.
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