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Seas And Oceans Being 'Emptied of Fish,' Nature Fund Warns

BOGOTA — The World Wildlife Fund has sounded the alarm across the planet's sea and oceans. "In just one generation, human activity has seriously harmed the ocean by catching fish faster than they can reproduce, while destroying their feeding zones," the director general of World Wildlife Fund International Marco Lambertini declared, as the WWF publishes its Living Blue Planet report.

El Espectador reports on the view from Latin America, with findings of a stark fall in all marine life numbers — with reductions of up to 75% for some species — since the 1970s. "The pressure on our seas is unprecedented" in Latin America, the regional head of WWF, Roberto Troya, told El Espectador. In addition to overfishing, climate change is both warming and acidifying the seas, leading to their destruction as living habitats.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

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YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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