An indigenous woman from the an Uros floating island community in Lake Titicaca, Peru prepares to display her homemade crafts to visiting tourists. The Uru people decided to embrace tourism, when their traditional way of life was threatened due to expanding development on Lake Titicaca. When visiting the islands, tourists are shown how the community uses totora reeds to create the islands, as well as houses and boats. 
 Dr. Adrian Tejedor holds up a round eared bat for U.S. study abroad students to examine during a field exercise class in the southeastern Amazon of Peru. Dr. Tejedor periodically captures to bats using mist nets to determine which species are present and absent in different areas and how their populations are adapting to encroaching human development.
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  Entomologist Jose Vicens perches a juvenile chestnut-fronted macaw on his shoulder that he rescued from a group of children near Chontachaca, Peru. Adult macaws are often hunted and killed for their feathers and their babies are then often sold as pets. While this juvenile has a good chance of surviving with proper care, it will most likely never be able to fully return to the wild. 
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 Many people in Fatuma Musa's life are expecting her to do big things.  Fatuma is a dedicated student and works tirelessly at school while juggling the many responsibilities she has at home as the youngest of five children and the primary English speaker of her Somali Bantu family.
 ​Niagara Falls
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 ​Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.
 ​Patagonia, Argentina.
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 Fatuma and her family often remove their shoes before walking inside their home in south Syracuse.  They keep their home clean and uncluttered.
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