Ancient Medicinal Knowledge of Amazon Tribes to Be Recorded in Writing for First Time in History
But the outside world also brings new threats – oil companies, loggers, and drug gangs have become an increasing problem in many parts of the Amazon. Vast areas of the jungle are being destroyed and with it the traditional ways of life of the indigenous people are under threat.
“I would like to show you the monkeys, capybaras, tapirs and many bird species,” Pidru told us. “But we don’t see them much anymore. They are smart and have learned to hide and find new homes now that an airport has been built close to our land. Maybe we need to follow the way of the animals.”
Top image: An indigenous person of Peru taking traditional medicine. Credit: Pachamama Alliance