Juan Pablo Ampudia

Photographer
  
AMAZON WILDIFIRE SANCTUARY
Location: Mexico City
Nationality: Mexican
Biography: Photographer and Publicist, Juan Pablo Ampudia was born in Jalisco, Mexico. After studying Advertising, he alternated between designing 360° campaigns for consumer brands and documentary photography. He specializes in portraiture and for the... read on
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AMAZON WILDIFIRE SANCTUARY
Credits: juan pablo ampudia
Date of Work: 09/01/19 - Ongoing
Updated: 11/26/19
Nothing in the Amazon is adapted to deal with the fires raging across parts of Bolivia and Brazil—most set intentionally to clear forest for agriculture. To date in the Chiquitanía region around Santa Cruz, six million acres of forest have burned.

The toll the blazes are taking on the Amazon’s wildlife may never be known. Still, eyewitness accounts illustrate the consequences for individual animals—and the tremendous challenges facing the people trying to help. A rescue center, called Centro de Rescate para Víctimas de Incendios Biotermal opened just over a month ago in a small hotel in Aguas Calientes, a town of about 900 people outside Santa Cruz, Bolivia. They’ve rescued and treated 70 animals so far, and are out in the fire zones every day looking for more.
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TRAPPED IN MY OWN BODY

By Juan Pablo Ampudia / Mexico City — A journey between a son, his mother and a tortous battle against multiple sclerosis. A story about loss,..
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MEXICO'S ANCESTRAL HERBALISM

By Juan Pablo Ampudia — Known for the use of medicinal plants to cure various ailments and diseases, herbal medicine has been used..
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THE ILLEGAL MARKET OF TARANTULAS IS A HAIRY BUSINESS

By Juan Pablo Ampudia — Little studied, these spiders are the object of a booming illicit trade as pets and display pieces...
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TO DWELL IN THE AFTERMATH OF VIOLENCE

By Juan Pablo Ampudia / Madhya Pradesh, India — “My daughter got awake, silent and afraid in a corner of the room, telling me not to scream or the..
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HALO

By Juan Pablo Ampudia / Salvador de Bahia, Brasil — The history of Afro-Brazilian people spans over three centuries of racial interaction, Brazil was..
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