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WORLD TREE NEWS

Mythology and shamanism

tree shrine in Nepal. © Lisann Drews
The return of the oldest method of habitat protection on Earth: to honour and respect a place or an area as “sacred ground” (= untouchable, taboo).
U'wa leader praying. © Amazon Watch
After prayers of the U'wa tribe in Colombia an entire oil field disappeared and 100 million US dollars of excavation spendings could not bring it back.
Berito Cobaria. © Amazon Watch
For the U'wa, an indigenous people in northeastern Colombia, oil is the blood of the Earth, and to extract it is equivalent to committing matricide.