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BURNING CROPS, Amazon, near Boavista, northern Brazil, South America. Slash and burn cultivation. A campesino burns his crops after the harvest. He will plant again using the ashes as fertilizer. This region was primary rainforest, and ecological biosphere and fragile ecosystem where flora and fauna, and native lifestyles are threatened by progress and development. The rainforest is home to many plants and animals who are endangered or facing extinction. This region is home to indigenous primitive and tribal peoples including the Yanomami and Macuxi.