• Smoke due to the clearing of forest, which is one of the biggest threats for the Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca (RNLB), Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Karina Atkinson working on a display in the museum/ visitors centre to continue to help illustrate the rich biodiversity of the reserve through different exhibits and displays which serve as a home for PLT scientifc collection and therefore provide information to visitors, scientists and students. Para La Tierra Museum, Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca (RNLB), Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Karina Atkinson during her discussion with Jorge Ayala and Concepcion Gomez about trail maintenence. Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca (RNLB), Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Jorge Ayala and Concepcion Gomez inspecting flowers in the Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca (RNLB), Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Karina Atkinson explaining details about the specimen to Jorge Ayala (Park Guard/ Outreach Specialist), which can be used for education of tourists or students. Para La Tierra Museum, Laguna Blanca, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Smoke due to the clearing of forest which is one of the biggest threats for the Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca (RNLB), in Cerrado, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Close up of a Lizard (Cnemidophorus ocellifer), found in the Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Luciana Dure and Karina Atkinson during their meeting with PLT team and the leaders of San Jorge Community for discussion of the chicken house, San Jorge, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Luciana Dure and Ilda Nunez carrying the materials for buiding the chicken house in their community. San Jorge, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Karina Atkinson with Ilda Nunez and Luciana Dure, the two main leaders of the chicken house project of San Jorge Community. San Jorge. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Butterflies found nearby Syry (Stream), Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Dryus Julia, Butterfly found nearby Syry (Stream), Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Children from Escuela Primaria San Isidro, San Isidro, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Concepcion Gormez setting up for the presentation. Karina Atkinson and her PLT team are hoping to help educate the young children in the nearby communities through fun tasks and presentations about the flora and fauna in Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca and the importance of conservation of this area . Escuela Primaria San Isidro, San Isidro, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Children from Escuela Primaria San Isidro, San Isidro, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Joseph Sarvary explaining the task. This is an ongoing project which Karina would like to expand in more communities and on a regular basis. Escuela Primaria San Isidro, San Isidro, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • School children showing the drawings of the animals they need to colour in. Escuela Primaria San Isidro, San Isidro, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Pupil trying to use the correct colours to draw his animal picture which was given to him in black and white. Escuela Primaria San Isidro, San Isidro, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Threat to the forests, coal being made in special ovens. San Isidro, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Georgia Lorenti, Mina Zaki and Jonathan Miller. Volunteers of PLT checking the moth light trap, which is a great way to attract all types of moths. Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • The White-Winged Nightjar (Eleothreptus Caprimulgus candicans) is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is one of the critically endangered bird species, of which only three widely-seperated breeding populations are known to exist. It is threatened by habitat loss. Cerrado, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Karina Atkinson with Concepcion Gomez installing the plaque infront of the new Chicken house for the community San Isidro, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Jertrudi Ayala (part of the community leaders team for this project) helping to hit the last nail into the plaque infront the new chicken house for San Isidro Community. The community has gathered around to celebrate and mark this special occasion. Chicken house project. San Isidro. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Karina Atkinson and Jonny Miller setting up a camera trap in the Cerrado, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Karina Atkinson setting up a camera trap in the Cerrado, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Karina Atkinson in the Cerrado, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Pyrostegia Venusta (Flame Vine/Golden Shower) This trumpet creeper has flowers which are striking fire orange. Seen on the Mbopi trail, Cerrado, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Frog (Rhinella Schneiderii Juvenile), indictor of habitat quality species, very quic to form mutations if there are chemicals in the water, live close to houses and unnecesarily persecuted by Paraguayans who belive their urine causes blindness. Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Demonstration of the variety of displays available in the PLT museum. Incudes skulls, rattle snake tail, butterflies, anaconda jaw bone, nests, ferns and armadilo skull. Para La Tierra Museum, Laguna Blanca, Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Joseph Sarvary explaining the task to the students during Karina Atkinson's and PLT team's biology workshop in the PLT museum for final year college students from the local town. Looking at an amphsbanean, teaching species idenfication by counting scales using a stand magnifying glass. Para La Tierra Museum, Laguna Blanca. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Students learning from the PLT team how to use a GPS unit to guide group to a point in the nearby forest. Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca. Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Karina Atkinson on the Urukure'a trail in the Atlantic Forest. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Jorge Ayala and Concepcion Gomez on horseback riding through remote area which is only reached by Four Wheel Drive or horseback. Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Karina Atkinson in the sand dunes in the Cerrado. Distito Santa Rosa del Aguaray, Paraguay. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Farmer working in the paddy field, Pototan, Iloilo, Panay Island, Western Visayas, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Workers carrying rice sacks (rice having been milled) into a truck for distribution. In the background are the pile of paddy sacks ready for milling. They are stored temporarily inside the rice mill until they are to be processed into milled rice. Iloilo, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Rice. Iloilo, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Piles of rice husks are left to waste, contributing to environmental pollution. Belonio's project converts this agricultural reside into a clean gaseous biofuel that is cheaper than kerosene or LPG. Leganes, Iloilo, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Alexis Belonio with a pile of rice husks. This vegetable waste has no nutritive value and is usually dumped or burned in large quantities. Dingle, Iloilo, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Engineer and inventor Alexis Belonio has created a series of gas stoves that provide clean, inexpensive energy by recycling waste from rice production. Iloilo City, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Engineer and inventor Alexis Belonio has created a series of gas stoves that provide clean, inexpensive energy by recycling waste from rice production. Iloilo City, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Engineer and inventor Alexis Belonio has created a series of gas stoves that provide clean, inexpensive energy by recycling waste from rice production. Iloilo City, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Farmers working in the paddy field, Pototan, Iloilo, Panay Island, Western Visayas, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Farmer working in the paddy field, Pototan, Iloilo, Panay Island, Western Visayas, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Farmer's wife, Pototan, Iloilo, Panay Island, Western Visayas, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Student Emok Galeo uses Belonio's rice-husk gas stove to fry fish. The stove releases neither smoke nor toxic fumes inside the house and cooks the fish in 15 minutes. Dingle, Iloilo, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Piles of rice husks are left to waste, contributing to environmental pollution. Belonio's project converts this agricultural reside into a clean gaseous biofuel that is cheaper than kerosene or LPG. Leganes, Iloilo, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Alexis Belonio next to paddy fields overlooking the mountain ranges of the province of Antique, Iloilo, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Dried soil where upland rice is growing. Iloilo, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Rice seedlings waiting to be transplanted. Iloilo, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Belonio's mother, Dominga, uses rice-husk ash to make cement to insulate her traditional wood stove - an example of how rice husks can be recycled even after their use as combustible gas. Tubungan, Iloilo, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Under Belonio's supervision, rice farmer Sabina Mendoza uses the rice-husk gas stove for the first time. Belonio developed his stove to be easy to use and transport, and to require little maintenance. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Under Belonio's supervision, rice farmer Sabina Mendoza uses the rice-husk gas stove for the first time. Belonio developed his stove to be easy to use and transport, and to require little maintenance. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst

  • Showing the blue flame of this gasiefier stove of the rice husk gasifier. Iloilo, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Mixture of ash and char. Char is produced from the stove when the burnt rice husk is immediately removed. Ash is produce when the char is allowed to stay in the stove for several hours. Char is usually used for soil conditioner. Ash for cement mixture. However, using the ash for cement mixture is not very typical and hardly used. Iloilo, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

  • Paddy fileds at sunset. The reflection of the sunset is seen in the irrigation water-fed paddy. Iloilo, Philippines. © Rolex Awards/ Kirsten Holst.

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  • Pisit Charnsnoh, Bangkok. © Rolex Awards/Kirsten Holst.

  • Pilai Poonswad and Pisit Charnsnoh in discussion at the Hornbill Education Centre, Mahidol University, Bangkok. © Rolex Awards/Kirsten Holst.

  • Pilai Poonswad and Pisit Charnsnoh in discussion at the Hornbill Education Centre, Mahidol University, Bangkok. © Rolex Awards/Kirsten Holst

  • Farming crabs in the Trang Province, Thailand. © Rolex Awards/Kirsten Holst.

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  • Pisit Charnsnoh, Trang Province, Thailand. © Rolex Awards/Kirsten Holst.

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