Local Inhabitants of Amazon Forest (IMAGE) Naturalis Biodiversity Center Caption Hans ter Steege (Naturalis) with local inhabitants of Amazon forest. Local communities may be essential in safeguarding forests. Credit Naturalis Biodiversity Center Usage Restrictions Image only to be used with credit Naturalis Biodiversity Center License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.