Hunters orphaned this baby giant anteater in Peru. Photo by Paul Rosolie.
There are places in the Amazon that remain almost untouched by any kind of development. Animals here, according to explorer and guide Paul Rosolie, survive in their natural abundance. They also act differently: jaguars will sun themselves in plain site and peccaries will make as much noise as they please, showing little fear of human. Yet, even these last truly wild places are coming under increasing pressure by hunters seeking to fill a growing market for bushmeat, impacting wild populations and shifting animals’ behavior.
To read a recent interview with Rosolie on how hunting is impacting the Amazon’s last untouched places: Hunting threatens the other Amazon: where harpy eagles are common and jaguars easy to spot, an interview with Paul Rosolie.