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IQUITOS, PERU - OCTOBER 16, 2011

The port in Iquitos, where logs both legal and illegal arrive from across the northern Amazon. Peru's seemingly boundless forests are being rapidly degraded by illegal logging, with few long-term benefits for the vast majority of its citizens. Chata barges ply the rivers throughout the Amazon.

IQUITOS, PERU - OCTOBER 28, 2011

The port in Iquitos, where logs both legal and illegal arrive from across the northern Amazon. Sawmills land the timber from rafts or barges before milling the timber into rough planks to aid export.

VICTOR RAUL, PERU - OCTOBER 20, 2011

A small settlement deep in the Peruvian Rainforest on the banks of a small tributary of the River Guanache is the last settlement before POA 3.

REQUENA, PERU - OCTOBER 27, 2011

The EIA team visit a saw-mill that processes cedar and other timbers from the Loreto Forest.

IQUITOS, PERU - OCTOBER 16, 2011 OCTOBER 28, 2011

The port in Iquitos, where logs both legal and illegal arrive from across the northern Amazon. Sawmills land the timber from rafts or barges before milling the timber into rough planks to aid export.

IQUITOS, PERU - OCTOBER 16, 2011

The port in Iquitos, where logs both legal and illegal arrive from across the northern Amazon. Peru's seemingly boundless forests are being rapidly degraded by illegal logging, with few long-term benefits for the vast majority of its citizens. Chata barges ply the rivers throughout the Amazon.

TAMANCO, PERU - OCTOBER 17, 2011

High speed boat transport is the most efficient and only quick method of transportation down or up-river. Tamanco is the last town on the River Ucayali that can be navigated by deep water vessels. A smaller canoe must be used South of this point.

IQUITOS, PERU - OCTOBER 28, 2011

The port in Iquitos, where logs both legal and illegal arrive from across the northern Amazon. Sawmills land the timber from rafts or barges before milling the timber into rough planks to aid export.

IQUITOS, PERU - OCTOBER 28, 2011

The port in Iquitos, where logs both legal and illegal arrive from across the northern Amazon. Sawmills land the timber from rafts or barges before milling the timber into rough planks to aid export.

AMAZON, PERU - OCTOBER 16, 2011

High speed boat transport is the most efficient and only quick method of transportation down or up-river. The debris takes its toll on propellor's, engines and can even sink a vessel in minutes.

GUANACHE RIVER, PERU - OCTOBER 19, 2011

Illegal logging settlements line the banks of the River. Most of the profits from logging in this system accrue to intermediaries, exporters and retailers. Loggers and native communities see little benefit.

IQUITOS, PERU - OCTOBER 28, 2011 OCTOBER 28, 2011

The port in Iquitos, where logs both legal and illegal arrive from across the northern Amazon. Sawmills land the timber from rafts or barges before milling the timber into rough planks to aid export.

REQUENA, PERU - OCTOBER 27, 2011

The EIA team visit a saw-mill that processes cedar and other timbers from the Loreto Forest.

REQUENA, PERU - OCTOBER 27, 2011

A true logging town on the banks of the River Ucayali is the first medical post, supply base and port for men and machinery exploiting the forests of Loreto.

IQUITOS, PERU - OCTOBER 28, 2011

The port in Iquitos, where logs both legal and illegal arrive from across the northern Amazon. Sawmills land the timber from rafts or barges before milling the timber into rough planks to aid export.

GUANACHE RIVER, PERU - OCTOBER 19, 2011

Illegal logging settlements line the banks of the River. Most of the profits from logging in this system accrue to intermediaries, exporters and retailers. Loggers and native communities see little benefit.