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Why the world has a lot to learn about conservation from Indigenous societies

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By John Ziker

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Nice research and article, too bad it will fall on deaf ears.

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@Joe Blow

The article kind of indicated that-

...Many academic studies have debated whether Indigenous economies and societies are more oriented than others toward conservation or ecology. Certainly the idealized stereotypes many people hold about Indigenous groups’ being “one with nature” are simplistic and potentially damaging to the groups themselves..

Plenty of examples exist world wide of traditional land "owners" causing disturbance of the natural balance - but that's not what the article is about.

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That’s pure eco-romanticism and it only had worked for those few people or small tribes while the planet still was unpopulated and as they had or might still have a real big area with all resources at hand , like the Tundra or other big reservations in the rainforest in South America or those provided for some remaining tribes in Northern America. You can’t take or transform that lifestyle into our time and civilization. But feel free to become a hero and move there , if that’s what your future dream consists of. If you ever should survive there for more than two months , yes, that would probably increase the convincing rate a bit. lol

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Native Americans raised crops and animals and hunted so they could eat and live. As for the animals, that was for food, clothing, utensils, medicines, industrial uses. Nothing got wasted. The US Army knew that and that's how they 'tamed' the West, by slaughtering their biggest resources and letting them waste - animals, particularly bison.

And it's been that way with indigenous peoples on every continent except Antarctica.

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Reminds me of Canada's environmentalists secretly sending tons of trash to those Indigenous areas in the south pacific...

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The ancient Maya died off in massive numbers because they overworked the land and created their own climate disaster, so things are not so black and white.

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Sounds better than the abhorrent industrlal system overseen by giant corporations. Everyone should try and produce as much as they can themselves to reduce reliance on such an absurd, wasteful system

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