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The focus of UN World Wildlife Day 2021, to be celebrated on 3rd March, is "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet", aiming to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forested and forest-adjacent areas.” Our new World Wildlife Day gallery focuses on the rich biodiversity of forest ecoystems and their vital role in sustaining people and the planet.
Peruvian Spider Monkeys (Ateles chamek) in the canopy of the Peruvian Amazon, at sleeping roost. Madre de Dios, Peru. April  -  Oscar Dewhurst
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Oscar Dewhurst / Peruvian Spider Monkeys (Ateles chamek) in the canopy of the Peruvian Amazon, at sleeping roost. Madre de Dios, Peru. April
Autumn quaking aspen trees (Populus tremuloides) below Turret Ridge, Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado, USA. October.  -  John Shaw
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John Shaw / Autumn quaking aspen trees (Populus tremuloides) below Turret Ridge, Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado, USA. October.
European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees, with sunlight shining between branches, Germany, September  -  Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees, with sunlight shining between branches, Germany, September
First rays of golden sunshine hit Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) covered in a winter blanket of snow and frost, Grant Grove, Sequoia / Kings Canyon National Park, California, USA November  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / First rays of golden sunshine hit Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) covered in a winter blanket of snow and frost, Grant Grove, Sequoia / Kings Canyon National Park, California, USA November
Tropical rainforest. Golfo Dulce, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.  -  Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Tropical rainforest. Golfo Dulce, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Greater Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea apoda) displaying on canopy lek display site, Badigaki Forest, Wokam Island in the Aru Islands, Indonesia. Winner, Special Award Portfolio, Wildlife Photographer o...  -  Tim Laman/Nat Geo Image Collection
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Tim Laman/Nat Geo Image Collection / Greater Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea apoda) displaying on canopy lek display site, Badigaki Forest, Wokam Island in the Aru Islands, Indonesia. Winner, Special Award Portfolio, Wildlife Photographer o...
Mount Michael in montane rainforest. Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea. 2019.  -  Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Mount Michael in montane rainforest. Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea. 2019.
Aerial view of tropical rainforest and meandering river, Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo May 2017.  -  Karine Aigner
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Karine Aigner / Aerial view of tropical rainforest and meandering river, Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo May 2017.
Portrait of female ecoguard / ranger Salonga National Park,  Democratic Republic of Congo. May 2017. There are 16 women who work as Ecoguards protecting the 8.9 million acres of Salonga National Park.  -  Karine Aigner
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Karine Aigner / Portrait of female ecoguard / ranger Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. May 2017. There are 16 women who work as Ecoguards protecting the 8.9 million acres of Salonga National Park.
Western sword fern (Polystichum munitum) and Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) trees that are covered with moss, Hoh Temperate Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA. June 2017.  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Western sword fern (Polystichum munitum) and Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) trees that are covered with moss, Hoh Temperate Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA. June 2017.
A Huaorani man seen through leaves in the forest undergrowth. Gabaro Community, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador, June 2007. Model release #GA21.  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / A Huaorani man seen through leaves in the forest undergrowth. Gabaro Community, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador, June 2007. Model release #GA21.
Syndicate Falls in rainforest. Dominica, Lesser Antilles. 2019.  -  Derek Galon
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Derek Galon / Syndicate Falls in rainforest. Dominica, Lesser Antilles. 2019.
Scientist catching insects at rainforest research station, Panguana Reserve, Huanuco province, Amazon basin, Peru. September 2013.  -  Konrad  Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Scientist catching insects at rainforest research station, Panguana Reserve, Huanuco province, Amazon basin, Peru. September 2013.
A Nepalese family, flanked by their two Tibetan mastiff dogs, walks along path through the Rhododendron forests at an alttude of 3,000 metres on their way to the village of Ghorepani, during the monso...  -  Oriol  Alamany
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Oriol Alamany / A Nepalese family, flanked by their two Tibetan mastiff dogs, walks along path through the Rhododendron forests at an alttude of 3,000 metres on their way to the village of Ghorepani, during the monso...
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) walking past Banyan Ficus sp tree. Ranthambhore National Park, India.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) walking past Banyan Ficus sp tree. Ranthambhore National Park, India.
Aerial view of headwaters of the Lena River, Siberia, Russia.  August 2018.  -  Olga Kamenskaya
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Olga Kamenskaya / Aerial view of headwaters of the Lena River, Siberia, Russia. August 2018.
Researcher Benjamin Rutschmann investigates a natural Honey bee (Apis mellifera) hive in a old Black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) nest, Germany.  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Researcher Benjamin Rutschmann investigates a natural Honey bee (Apis mellifera) hive in a old Black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) nest, Germany.
Small leaved lime tree (Tilia cordata) ancient tree with Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scriptus) Blickling Great Wood, Norfolk, England, UK. April.  -  Ernie Janes
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Ernie Janes / Small leaved lime tree (Tilia cordata) ancient tree with Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scriptus) Blickling Great Wood, Norfolk, England, UK. April.
Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) in the forest, Finland, June  -  Danny Green
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Danny Green / Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) in the forest, Finland, June
European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, Naturpark Feldberger Seenlandschaft / Feldberger lake district nature park, Germany, November  -  Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, Naturpark Feldberger Seenlandschaft / Feldberger lake district nature park, Germany, November
Eurasian wolf (Canis lupus lupus) pack in snow, forest in  Bialowieza National Park. Poland. January 2019. Received Honour award at the Mont Photo 2020 Competition.  -  Mateusz Piesiak
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Mateusz Piesiak / Eurasian wolf (Canis lupus lupus) pack in snow, forest in Bialowieza National Park. Poland. January 2019. Received Honour award at the Mont Photo 2020 Competition.
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along a fallen trunk, silhouetted in misty forest. Black Forest, Germany, November.  -  Klaus Echle
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Klaus Echle / Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along a fallen trunk, silhouetted in misty forest. Black Forest, Germany, November.
Wild Siberian / Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) in woodland, near Perekatnaj river, Lazovskyi region, Primorskyi krai, Far East Russia, February.~Endangered species  -  Vladimir Medvedev
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Vladimir Medvedev / Wild Siberian / Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) in woodland, near Perekatnaj river, Lazovskyi region, Primorskyi krai, Far East Russia, February.~Endangered species
Moose (Alces alces) walking through snow covered forest in morning light. Osterdalen Valley, Innlandet, Norway. January 2017.  -  Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Moose (Alces alces) walking through snow covered forest in morning light. Osterdalen Valley, Innlandet, Norway. January 2017.
Selkup woman, Nina Kunina, cutting bark from Birch (Betula sp) tree to make traditional basket. Near Bistrinka, Purovskiy Region, Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Selkup woman, Nina Kunina, cutting bark from Birch (Betula sp) tree to make traditional basket. Near Bistrinka, Purovskiy Region, Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia.
European beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, Mns Klint, Mn, Denmark  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Bartocha
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Bartocha / European beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, Mns Klint, Mn, Denmark
Beech (Fagus sylvatica) 'tortuosa' or twisted variety. Ruegen, Germany, March.  -  Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / Beech (Fagus sylvatica) 'tortuosa' or twisted variety. Ruegen, Germany, March.
Mist and low cloud hanging over lowland rainforest, just after sunrise, with Menggaris Tree (Koompassia excelsa) prominent in the foreground. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Mist and low cloud hanging over lowland rainforest, just after sunrise, with Menggaris Tree (Koompassia excelsa) prominent in the foreground. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.
Luilaka River with clouds reflected in the surface of the water,   Salonga National Park is on the left bank. Democratic Republic of the Congo.  -  Karine Aigner
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Karine Aigner / Luilaka River with clouds reflected in the surface of the water, Salonga National Park is on the left bank. Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Ecoguards / Rangers travelling by canoe. Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. May 2017.  -  Karine Aigner
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Karine Aigner / Ecoguards / Rangers travelling by canoe. Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. May 2017.
Portrait of two female ecoguards/ rangers, Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. May 2017. There are 16 women who work as Ecoguards in Salonga National Park  -  Karine Aigner
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Karine Aigner / Portrait of two female ecoguards/ rangers, Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. May 2017. There are 16 women who work as Ecoguards in Salonga National Park
Woman pouring palm oil into a barrel to simmer down. This is truly sustainable palm oil production. The production is done on a very small scale, within a local community. People come and buy in small...  -  Karine Aigner
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Karine Aigner / Woman pouring palm oil into a barrel to simmer down. This is truly sustainable palm oil production. The production is done on a very small scale, within a local community. People come and buy in small...
Traditional fishermans hut built along the Luilaka river up from Monkoto. Democratic Republic of Congo. May 2017.  -  Karine Aigner
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Karine Aigner / Traditional fishermans hut built along the Luilaka river up from Monkoto. Democratic Republic of Congo. May 2017.
People walk under forest canopy to join Sunday service at the church located within the forest, near Bahir Dar on the shores of Lake Tana, Ethiopia. Fragments of original Afromontane forest survive as...  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / People walk under forest canopy to join Sunday service at the church located within the forest, near Bahir Dar on the shores of Lake Tana, Ethiopia. Fragments of original Afromontane forest survive as...
Female Bonobo (Pan paniscus) resting with her infant, Max Planck research site LuiKotale in Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.  -  Theo Webb
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Theo Webb / Female Bonobo (Pan paniscus) resting with her infant, Max Planck research site LuiKotale in Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Male Bonobo (Pan paniscus), Max Planck research site, LuiKotale, Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.  -  Theo Webb
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Theo Webb / Male Bonobo (Pan paniscus), Max Planck research site, LuiKotale, Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Stuhlmann's blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni) adult female with unrelated juvenile, Kakamega forest, Kenya.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Stuhlmann's blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni) adult female with unrelated juvenile, Kakamega forest, Kenya.
Stuhlmann's blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni) Kakamega forest, Kenya.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Stuhlmann's blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni) Kakamega forest, Kenya.
Woman planting seedling trees for reforestation, Kakamega forest, Kenya, July 2017.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Woman planting seedling trees for reforestation, Kakamega forest, Kenya, July 2017.
Landscape of Kakamega forest, tropical rainforest, Kenya, July 2017.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Landscape of Kakamega forest, tropical rainforest, Kenya, July 2017.
Luhya woman carrying firewood, Kakamega forest, Kenya, Africa  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Luhya woman carrying firewood, Kakamega forest, Kenya, Africa
Tea pickers in tea plantation at edge of Kakamega rainforest, tea plantation used as a buffer to protect forest. Kenya. 2017.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Tea pickers in tea plantation at edge of Kakamega rainforest, tea plantation used as a buffer to protect forest. Kenya. 2017.
African Forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) herd drinking and wallowing in a river, Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Republic. December 2011.  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / African Forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) herd drinking and wallowing in a river, Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Republic. December 2011.
Satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar
Tree nursery of endemic species, part of a forest restoration and carbon sequestration scheme that provides a sustainable livelihood for the local population. Tropical rainforest, Mitsinjo reserve, An...  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Tree nursery of endemic species, part of a forest restoration and carbon sequestration scheme that provides a sustainable livelihood for the local population. Tropical rainforest, Mitsinjo reserve, An...
Parsons chameleon (Calumma parsonii) male climbing vine. Near Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Parsons chameleon (Calumma parsonii) male climbing vine. Near Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar.
Photographer Alex Hyde exploring the forest for insect species. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar. 2009  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Photographer Alex Hyde exploring the forest for insect species. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar. 2009
Indri (Indri indri) portrait, climbing tree, tropical rainforest, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Eastern Madagascar. IUCN Endangered Species.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Indri (Indri indri) portrait, climbing tree, tropical rainforest, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Eastern Madagascar. IUCN Endangered Species.
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