- from Rain Forests
The rain forest dwellers of Central and South America, Asia, and Africa have very different physical characteristics and customs.
Yet they all have one thing in common. For thousands of years they have lived in harmony with their environment—benefiting from its bounty and preserving its beauty.
Those days may be over now. For some time, outsiders have threatened the traditional ways of life practiced by rain forest dwellers. This is happening all over the globe. Fortune seekers have invaded the forests to take what they thought was of value. They have badly scarred the environment and brought in diseases the native populations had never known. The ongoing destruction of the rain forest makes it harder and harder for native peoples to maintain their traditional ways of life.