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Pal Hermansen / Aerial shot of a mountain area newly opened with road construction for housing development, threatening the mountain landscape, Viken, Norway, August.
Wendy Shattil / Light shining through the U.S. border wall, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, USA, March 2020.
Lucas Bustamante / Aerial view of cut tree trunks in deforested Ecuadorian Choco, Esmeraldas, Ecuador. 25 tree species, many of them threatened, are involved.
Lucas Bustamante / Palm oil crops and deforestation in the Ecuadorian Choco, Esmeraldas, Ecuador
David Woodfall / Hedge which has been 'netted ' to prevent breeding birds nesting, which would delay building development of new homes. The tree in the background has also been cut back. Chester, Cheshire, Eng...
Steve O. Taylor (GHF) / Loss of topsoil in deforested land, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. June 2010.
David Noton / Slash and burn deforestation near Vang Vieng, Laos, March 2009.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Graphite mine near the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, one of the environmental problems affecting the ecosystem of the rainforest. Madagascar, March 2005.
Steve O. Taylor (GHF) / Cut trees in the Waka forest, Gabon, Central Africa, 2008-2009.
Paul D Stewart / Male Large Blue Butterfly (Maculinea eutryphon / arion) collected in 1865. It is here surrounded by other extant UK blue butterfly species. The large Blue was first recorded as a British species in 17...
Nick Upton / 2020VISION / 'Minnie', 'Squidgy' and 'Vince', three of the flock of Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) a year after release by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, with adult plumage devel...
Andy Rouse / Harvested potatoes in Virunga Volcanoes National Park with agricultural land behind and forest beyond where the mountain gorillas live, Rwanda, April 2010. Encroachment of the human population on habi...