Zoological veterinarian Elena Robles Espíndola holds a 3-month-old spider monkey at Beaks and Feathers veterinary clinic in Puebla, Mexico. The monkey was recovering after her rescue from an animal trafficker.
Rodrigo Valdivia Jiménez chops away the leaves of an agave plant until just the heart, or piña, remains. Escuela de Mezcal Papalometl organized a workshop in Tecali de Herrera, Puebla, Mexico, about sustainability in the mezcal industry.
Correction: An earlier version of this caption misidentified the name of the photographed subject. Global Press Journal regrets the error.
Buten-Itgel Rashzeveg, 2, plays with a lamb in Bayandalai, Umnugovi province, Mongolia. Herders typically shelter baby animals in gers, traditional dwellings, and burn dry manure inside to keep them warm.
Jesús Azaid Piña López, a biologist and fellow in the Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro (Youth Building the Future) program, checks bags of fungi at a laboratory in Puebla, Mexico. Mushrooms are isolated in a special environment to promote the growth of protected strains.
Salvador Legarda arranges mano de león flowers into bouquets in Chihuahua, Mexico. Legarda says a freeze killed all his flowers in 2020, so he’s overjoyed to see his large plot of land painted orange with flowers ready to sell.
Arturo, a blue macaw, lives at the wild animal refuge Güirá Oga (“house of birds” in the Guaraní language) in Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina. Arturo was rescued from smugglers and became a permanent resident at the shelter, which rehabilitates animals and breeds endangered species with the aim of reintroducing them into the wild.
Mutthaiya Manimekalan, left, and Manimekalan Thayalan make organic compost in their yard in Cheddikulam, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. The government encouraged farmers to produce organic fertilizers during the time it banned chemical fertilizer imports.
Budjargal Perenlei sells homegrown vegetables in Khan-Uul district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Her stall is part of an eco-friendly market that features organic vegetables, shelves made of recycled products, and paper bags, which encourage consumers not to use plastic.
Sellamuthu Selvakumar, left, and Nahenthiran Surenthar make compost in Adampan, Mannar district, Sri Lanka. The import of chemical fertilizers has been banned, so farmers hire help to make compost on their land.
Batbold Purevdorj mows the lawn at the Puntsog-Choindenlin Monastery in Ikhtamir, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. The grass grew long after the COVID-19 outbreak suspended all activities at temples and monasteries for months.
John Mary Visuvasam burns coconut shells in a pit in Kayts, Jaffna district, Sri Lanka. Coconuts are used for cooking, but the shells are typically discarded, so Visuvasam collects and burns them to make charcoal to sell.
Diego Calixto Hilario, 7, picks pericón, a type of marigold, in the countryside in Chilpancingo de los Bravo, Guerrero, Mexico. Pericón is related to the cempasúchil flower, a traditional decoration for the country’s annual Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations.
Rogelio Gutiérrez, left, and Gabriel Ruiz López deconstruct palm-thatched shelters on the beach in Boca del Cielo in Chiapas, Mexico. Rising tides inundate the beach more often now, so shelters are taken apart to reuse the material.
Altansukh Tonya, right, and a team of workers install a vacuum toilet next to his home in Erdenebulgan, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. Altansukh says, “Since this toilet uses suction, it does not allow waste to infiltrate the soil, so it will reduce soil pollution.”
Kathiravelu Loganathan throws a fishing net near the Ponnalai Bridge in Karainagar, Sri Lanka. Fishermen like Loganathan will catch fish in the evenings to sell on the beach and bring home to their families.