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Research in the Amazon resumes after hiatus during the pandemic. Scientists from the National Institute for Amazonian Research have returned to the field to rescue lost information, compose new scenarios, create questions, and draw futures about the largest tropical forest in the world. In this latest episode of Voices of the Planet's special series on Fielding in the Amazon, the result of a grant from the Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, Paulina Chamorro takes us to hear voices of Amazonian researchers fighting for the recovery of science after the consequences of the pandemic on Brazil's knowledge production. What are the consequences of a hiatus for knowledge production? Science in the world's largest rainforest is now an open race to identify and conserve what is still standing in a delicate and interdependent web of life. Here we hear not only from researchers who have returned to the field, but also from those who revisited important INPA collections to re-catalog and ended up finding new species.