ITALY, Po Delta. Goro, vicinity Ferrara. Tree stumps - the remains of ancient woodlands, destroyed by farmers converting their land into poplar plantations. The trees are cut down and thrown into the River Po which carries then hundreds of kilometres to the sea. Poplar trees are quick growing and are used in the manufacture of toilet paper - which also finds its way into the rivers after use. CDREF00553.FISHERMEN, MAURITANIA. Banc dArguin National Park. Imaraguen ethnic fishermen compete with illegal trawlers for golden mullet. WWF are teaching them sustainable fishing practise. CDREF00389CHILDREN MAKING CARPETS - INDIA. Baaseli village, Rajasthan State. Children making carpets for export. CDREF00426YANOMAMI AMERINDIANS, VENEZUELA AMAZONAS. Serra Parima, orinoco river basin. The Yanomami continue to live as tribal farmers, practising an ecologically sound form of shifting cultivation, supplementing thier diet with fishing and hunting. They live in one of the most inaccessible regions of the Amazon, and of all the Amerindian tribes, the Yanomami have the least exposure to the modern world. Their future may now be threatened by diseases spread by illegal Brazilian gold miners. CDREF00266AGRICULTURE, INDONESIA. Women agricultural workers harvesting tea leaves at a tea plantation. CDREF00028
REFORESTATION, AUSTRALIA. Western Australia, Darling Range, Jarrahdale Mine, vicinity Perth. Reforestation of bauxite mines by Alcoa of Australia. Topsoil being spread on mined areas. When the bauxite has been removed, the land is reshaped to blend in its surrounding forest. Contour banks, dykes and specially prepared waterways are built to control run-off and soil erosion. Finally, topsoil is spread and seed supplied. CDREF00542.REFORESTATION PROJECT, BRAZIL. Amazon, vicinity Rio Branco. Scientists collecting seeds to check germination. CDREF00255HOLY MAN - CALCUTTA, INDIA. CDREF00425HOME-LIFE, HAITI. Port-au-prince. Relativly well off family prepare supper CDREF00402ELECTRICITY, INDIA. Assam. An electrician installing street lighting in the village. This photograph was commissioned by the Shell Foundation. CDREF00046
CONSTRUCTION, ARGENTINA. Buenos Aires, New Barrio Hardoy.

Construction workers building new low cost homes to re-house

people living in older self-built houses. CDREF00207DOMESTIC WATER, IVORY COAST. Gbetitapea village, Daloa Town. Collecting water from a stream. CDREF00227MARK EDWARDS - AUSTRALIA. Mark Edwards in Australia, 1995. CDREF00549.LIVESTOCK, INDIA. Andhra Pradesh, Rishi Valley. Bringing cows back from pasture. CDREF00432RECYCLING, PHILIPPINES. Manila. Scavengers sorting through

rubbish at Payatas landfill site. They sell to dealers who

re-sell glass, plastic, paper, etc to manufacturers who produce

new products from waste. CDREF00198
ITALY, Po Delta. Goro, vicinity Ferrara. Tree stumps - the remains of ancient woodlands, destroyed by farmers converting their land into poplar plantations. The trees are cut down and thrown into the River Po which carries then hundreds of kilometres to the sea. Poplar trees are quick growing and are used in the manufacture of toilet paper - which also finds its way into the rivers after use. CDREF00553.
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