Earthprints Rio Pardo


Telecom workers Marcos (R) and Caio (L), pose next to a phone booth that they built in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



A horse stands by a lake in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 1, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Bathrooms are seen outside a house in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 1, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Raimundo Pereira, 64, looks at heavy rain from the window of his house in the village of Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Residents sit before a mass is held in an evangelical church in the village of Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 29, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Rio Pardo, next to Bom Futuro National Forest, during a tropical storm in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 30, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



A family is pictured outside their house in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 1, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Celina, 66, stands next to Saldanha Hotel in the village of Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 30, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Edivaldo Fernandes Oliveira milks a cow at his farm in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 1, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



A man rides his horse next to cows in this aerial view on a plot of deforested Amazon rainforest near Rio Pardo in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Francisco Morais, 69, poses in front of a public phone that he owns in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 31, 2015. The placard (R) reads "Rio Pardo, Public Phone". (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Isolino, 58, speaks on an evangelical radio station in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Roque sits at the table inside his house in the village of Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 1, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Residents talk in a restaurant at night in the village of Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



A tree is pictured at sunrise in the village of Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



A man drives his motorbike past a bus in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 1, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



People pray during a mass in an evangelical church in the village of Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 30, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Dercie Alves turns on an electric generator in his house in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 30, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Evangelical pastors stand before a mass is held at their church in the village of Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 29, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



A man poses on the street in the village of Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



A burning tree is pictured near Rio Pardo, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 29, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Women talk outside a clothing boutique in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 29, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Amilton cools off his horse at a petrol station in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 30, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



A boy sits as other children run in the corridors of their school in the village of Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon at the Bom Futuro National Forest in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



A woman washes dishes at a restaurant in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 31, 2015. A popular dish is a stew made of beef and bean. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Sawmills that process illegally logged trees from the Amazon rainforest are seen near Rio Pardo, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



A family is pictured outside their house in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 1, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Margarida (L), owner of a petrol station, pumps petrol into bottles for an electric generator in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 30, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Residents walk on a dirt street illuminated by headlights in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 1, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



An aerial view shows the Amazon rainforest at the Bom Futuro National Forest near Rio Pardo in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 3, 2015. The town of Rio Pardo, a settlement of about 4,000 people in the Amazon rainforest, rises where only jungle stood less than a quarter of a century ago. Loggers first cleared the forest followed by ranchers and farmers, then small merchants and prospectors. Brazil's government has stated a goal of eliminating illegal deforestation, but enforcing the law in remote corners like Rio Pardo is far from easy. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)





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