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Salvagers and Marabou Storks at the Kampala Dump

Todd Shapera | Uganda

At the municipal dump in Kampala, Uganda some 200 human salvagers and countless marabou storks scavenge through the garbage. The men and women gather plastic, electronics and other scrap from raw garbage to sell to middle men for recycling. The storks search for food and coexist peacefully with the workers. The maribous are so toxic, no animal preys on them.

At the municipal dump in Kampala, Uganda
human salvagers and marabou storks sort through mountains of garbage.
In stiffling heat and breathing putrid air,  some 200 men and women work knee deep in fetid garbage while collecting  plastic, electronics and other scrap. The storks scavenge for food scraps.


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