• Tourists walking through a rape-seed field near to Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake is China's largest inland body of water, lying at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A woman works in a field near to the Dhapa landfill on the outskirts of Kolkata.<br />
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  • A man carries recently harvested vegetables in fields on the outskirts of Kolkata.<br />
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  • A woman walks amongst fields on the outside of Kolkata.<br />
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  • A woman in a turquoise dress walks past fields on the outskirts of Kolkata.<br />
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  • A woman works in fields on the outskirts of Kolkata.<br />
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  • A man sleeps on a bike near farmland on the outskirts of Kolkata, India. November, 2013
  • Farmers working in their fields on the Leizhou Peninsula, Guangdong Province. Many mangroves have been converted into farmland in recent decades to meet the demand for food in China. Over the past century, the world has lost over 50% of its coastal mangroves. They have been cleared mainly to make way for commercial shrimp and fish farms. The unique trees which live in salt water are valued for the ability to protect shorelines and are home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. 2010
  • A farmer plows his field on the Leizhou Peninsula, Guangdong Province. Many mangroves have been converted into farmland in recent decades to meet the demand for food in China. Over the past century, the world has lost over 50% of its coastal mangroves. They have been cleared mainly to make way for commercial shrimp and fish farms. The unique trees which live in salt water are valued for the ability to protect shorelines and are home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. 2010
  • A woman stands near to banana plantations on the Leizhou peninsula, Guangdong Province. 2010
  • The development of shrimp ponds are the major cause of mangrove loss in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province. Over the past century, the world has lost over 50% of its coastal mangroves. They have been cleared mainly to make way for commercial shrimp and fish farms. The unique trees which live in salt water are valued for the ability to protect shorelines and are home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. 2010
  • A man carries reeds, harvested from the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
  • A man carries reeds, harvested from the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
  • Reeds, harvested from the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
  • A man carries reeds, harvested from the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
  • Farms near the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
  • A man cycles past a women on a small dirt track on the outskirts of Kolkata<br />
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  • A local farmer paddles out into his shrimp pond to feed his stock. The development of commercial shrimp ponds is one of the major causes of mangrove destruction in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province. Over the past century, the world has lost over 50% of its coastal mangroves. They have been cleared mainly to make way for commercial shrimp and fish farms. The unique trees which live in salt water are valued for the ability to protect shorelines and are home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. 2010
  • Shrimp ponds in the city of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong Province. Over the past century, the world has lost over 50% of its coastal mangroves. They have been cleared mainly to make way for commercial shrimp and fish farms. The unique trees which live in salt water are valued for the ability to protect shorelines and are home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. 2010
  • Reeds, harvested from the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
  • A couple working with reeds, harvested from the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
  • Reeds, harvested from the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
  • A woman processes reeds, harvested from the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
  • A woman processes reeds, harvested from the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
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