Territorial Reserve for Uncontacted People

This view, in far western Peru, betrays minimal signs of human habitation, in a few cleared fields on the left side under the engine. The photograph is of land that is almost surely a reserve for uncontacted people, either the Isconahua, the Kapanawa, or the Yavari Tapiche. The remoteness of the region and a lack of political will make protecting the jungle from prospectors virtually impossible. But I found the sight of intact jungle to be a revelation.

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Future, the orphaned chimp VII

Future, now thriving, with Ofir in the months before a space in a jungle sanctuary opens up for him.

Future, the orphaned chimp

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His rescue from poachers sparked the founding of Ofir’s organization, The Last Great Ape. (Cameroon 2002)