It’s not possible to see the environment without us, we are its guardians.  This relationship with the waters and the mangroves is ancestral, profound, we suffer when we see them destroyed.  You cannot separate us from nature. Marizelha Lopes, community leader and member of the Movement of Artisanal Fishermen and Women (Movimento de Pescadores e Pescadoras Artesanais: MPP) in Bahia.