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Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fishermen like Jose da Cruz have made their living for decades hunting for crabs among Brazil's vast coastal mangrove forests, dense thickets of twisted plants in deep black mud that grow where fresh-water rivers meet the brackish Atlantic Ocean.

Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, doesn't use a rod and reel or a net. Instead he parks his two-foot-wide boat at the shore of the Caratingui river and wends his way on foot through the tangle of mangroves to dig out crabs with his hands from the dark muck.
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May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, catches...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, catches crabs inside mangrove forests on the Caratingui river, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. Cruz's average daily catch is half of what it was 10 years ago. In that time, the water line has advanced 3 meters inland from where it used to be, according to Cruz. "Nature is upset. ... In Antarctica, it's melting, nature is melting," he said. "People, you have to have some awareness about what is happening. Its clear what is happening." REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
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May 28, 2019
A view of the unofficial community known as "The Train" because the mud houses are arranged single file...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
A view of the unofficial community known as "The Train" because the mud houses are arranged single file along the edge of the Caratingui river like train cars next to mangrove forests, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
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May 28, 2019
The boat belonging to fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
The boat belonging to fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, floats outside his house on the Caratingui river, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. Fishermen like Cruz have made their living for decades hunting for crabs among Brazil's vast coastal mangrove forests, dense thickets of twisted plants in deep black mud that grow where fresh-water rivers meet the brackish Atlantic Ocean.



REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
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May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz walks holding a sack filled with crabs he caught at mangrove forests on the Caratingui...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz walks holding a sack filled with crabs he caught at mangrove forests on the Caratingui river, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. Cruz doesn't use a rod and reel or a net. Instead he parks his two-foot-wide boat at the shore of the Caratingui river and wends his way on foot through the tangle of mangroves to dig out crabs with his hands from the dark muck.

REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
RTX6WUSQ
May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz holds crabs that he caught inside mangrove forests on the Caratingui river, in...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz holds crabs that he caught inside mangrove forests on the Caratingui river, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
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May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz stands next to a tub with crabs outside his house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil....
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz stands next to a tub with crabs outside his house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. The four or five dozen he captures in a day will earn Cruz about 200 reais ($50) per week, enough to get by, he said.
REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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May 28, 2019
Vandeka, wife of fisherman Jose da Cruz, peels crabs to make moqueca, Brazilian food, outside her house,...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Vandeka, wife of fisherman Jose da Cruz, peels crabs to make moqueca, Brazilian food, outside her house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
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May 28, 2019
Fishermen riding their boats are seen through a window of fisherman Jose da Cruz, on the Caratingui river,...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fishermen riding their boats are seen through a window of fisherman Jose da Cruz, on the Caratingui river, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
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May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz talks with neighbours outside his house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz talks with neighbours outside his house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
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May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, brushes...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, brushes them at the entrance of his house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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May 28, 2019
Vandeka, wife of fisherman Jose da Cruz, harvests mangrove oysters on the Caratingui river, in Cairu,...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Vandeka, wife of fisherman Jose da Cruz, harvests mangrove oysters on the Caratingui river, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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May 28, 2019
Vandeka, wife of fisherman Jose da Cruz, harvests mangrove oysters on the Caratingui river, in Cairu,...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Vandeka, wife of fisherman Jose da Cruz, harvests mangrove oysters on the Caratingui river, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
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May 28, 2019
A shrine is seen inside the house of fisherman Jose da Cruz and his wife Vandeka in Cairu, state of Bahia,...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
A shrine is seen inside the house of fisherman Jose da Cruz and his wife Vandeka in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
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May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, drinks...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, drinks water inside his house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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RTX6WUSJ
May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, catches...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, catches crabs inside mangrove forests on the Caratingui river, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
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May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, listens...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, listens to the radio inside his house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz rides his boat towards mangrove forests to catch crabs on the Caratingui river,...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz rides his boat towards mangrove forests to catch crabs on the Caratingui river, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
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May 28, 2019
Vandeka, wife of fisherman Jose da Cruz, sits inside her house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Vandeka, wife of fisherman Jose da Cruz, sits inside her house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz sharpens his knife outside his house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz sharpens his knife outside his house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
RTX6WUSA
May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz puts oil on his skin as a protection from insects, before catching crabs at mangrove...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz puts oil on his skin as a protection from insects, before catching crabs at mangrove forests on the Caratingui river, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
RTX6WUS4
May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, catches...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, catches crabs inside mangrove forests on the Caratingui river, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/MANGROVE FOREST
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May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, leaves...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, leaves mangrove forests after catching crabs on the Caratingui river, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, holds...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, holds sugar cane inside his house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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May 28, 2019
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, eats at...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, eats at the entrance of his house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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May 28, 2019
The radio of fisherman Jose da Cruz and his wife Vandeka is seen inside their his house, in Cairu, state...
CAIRU, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
The radio of fisherman Jose da Cruz and his wife Vandeka is seen inside their his house, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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