In the Rio Negro Reserve, off the Rio Negro river in Amazonas State, Silvana Evangelista Cruz and her son Erico feed a pink river dolphin as seen in this video.

Capuchin monkeys are indigenous to the Amazon rainforest. This capuchin's owner has trained the monkey to rock itself in a hammock, as shown in this video.

Brazil's Amazonas state is paying its citizens to protect the environment where they live in a bid to protect the world's largest tropical rainforest, known as the "lungs of the planet."

Reporters Connie Watson and Kas Roussy travelled to the Rio Negro forest reserve and spoke with locals participating in a conservation program. See pictures of their journey in the photo gallery below.

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