- from Rain Forests
The rain forests of Central and South America, Asia, and Africa are all home to native peoples.
They don’t look the same, and they have very different customs. But they all have one thing in common. For thousands of years they have lived in harmony with the land. They have benefited from its riches and kept its beauty intact.
Those days may be over now. For some time, outsiders have threatened the traditional ways of life practiced by rain forest dwellers. This is true all over the globe. Fortune seekers have invaded the forests to take what they thought had value. They have wrecked the environment. They have brought diseases the native populations had never known. This destruction of the rain forest is still happening. It is harder and harder for native peoples to maintain their traditional ways.