Amazon Footprints

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A fisherman casts his net into the waters of the Tapajos river at dawn as he tries to catch the rainbow bass, or tucunare. This was the most popular choice of fish for local dishes but catch numbers declined due to a severe drought in the Amazon and the effects of deforestation on river habitats. The rainforest was cleared by illegal logging and burning for cattle ranching and growing soy beans for export..