A Path to Live
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In 2001, the Ashaninka community of the river Amonia adopted a new system for the sustainable management of the tracajá, a type of river turtle that had become scarce due to over-consumption of its eggs and meat by whites and Indians. Turtle eggs are carefully transplanted and supervised; after hatching and being counted, the baby turtles are moved to a protected pool to grow. Some animals are kept for meat, while others are released in order to replenish the population. Happy at their program's success, the Ashaninka in the video are committed to preserving their resources.
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One Must Be Curious Moyngo, The Dream of Maragareum Wapté Mnhõnõ, The Xavante's Initiation The Rainy Season Wai'á Rini, The Power of the Dream Shomõtsi Dancing with a Dog Kinja Iakaha, A Day in the Village Nguné Elü, The Day the Moon Menstruated Trainees for the Future The Living Forest From the Ikpeng Children to the World