Sigma 50/1.4 A @f8, ISO 110; full sun, Nikon D600
Numbers of these people (ethnic group) are about hundreds, not thousands.
A closer look reveals the settlement is occupied - rising smoke of two fires among others.
Their way of life along with the unique concept of sharing and equality (for standards of hunter-gatherer societies and ours as well, and concerning sexes) are fading, being replaced with the mainstream concept of conflict and domination fundamental to our mental world.
With the forest we lose, the science and its future laboratories (which may look very different to what science fiction would entertain) lose not only this plant, or that insect, but also a sort of diversity radically independent from our cultural and social orders in areas where it is hard to compensate for it.
If there are forces and pressures forcing communities, humans or otherwise, to the brink, can we think they will simply go away and leave us alone?
it seems symbolic of our destiny that we cannot respect and protect a couple of
hundred people’s lifestyle so we can live and learn next to each other.