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Floriano, a life-long employee of the Fazenda Rio Negro ranch in Brazil's Pantanal Mato Grossense wetaland, met his wife and rasied a son -- current ranch foreman Fernando -- at the ranch. Now retired, Floriano takes a seat in the tack barn to brag about his shooting skills with other cowboys. "I can hit a mosquito with my .22," he says. The wetland, half the size of France, supports one of the most intact arrays of wildlife in the world, despite 200 years of cattle ranching. Subdivision of properties in the region weaken the economic viability of the traditional ranches.
Floriano, a life-long employee of the Fazenda Rio Negro ranch in Brazil's Pantanal Mato Grossense wetaland, met his wife and rasied a son -- current ranch foreman Fernando -- at the ranch. Now retired, Floriano takes a seat in the tack barn to brag about his shooting skills with other cowboys. "I can hit a mosquito with my .22," he says. The wetland, half the size of France, supports one of the most intact arrays of wildlife in the world, despite 200 years of cattle ranching....
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