Timber Trafficking in the Amazon, by Fellipe Abreu

 

In a three-month fieldwork, Fellipe Abreu documents how illegal logging in the border region between Brazil and Peru takes place, capturing habits, routines and following the work of timber communities.

Cohabitation zone between rural communities, indigenous communities, coca plantations and more or less legal explorations of wood, here, the great cedars, mahoganies, or trees of equal magnitude, fall over land, so that they can be exchanged for a less difficult life .

In some places, protected areas, where fauna and flora are supposed to be safe, lack of inspection and daily necessities overlap with natural preservation. Slaughtering trees means greater income for communities, so they can face periods of greater scarcity, or have access to essential goods such as electricity.

In one of the largest green zones on the planet, the ancestral existence of some communities coexists and adapts itself to the vorage of the consumer society, which wants to have at its disposal and increasingly in quantities, the furniture made from exotic woods, taking the natural resources to a point of exhaustion, where, in order to meet demand, it is necessary to advance at any cost by areas of biodiversity protected by law, but in practice completely at the mercy of the contradictions of the society that surrounds them.

 

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