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Safeguarding the heritage: guardians of the river

  

IN 2005 A report by the World Wide Fund for Nature and the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, entitled Beyond Belief, reached a critical conclusion.

“Sacred sites,” it said, “are the oldest method of habitat protection on the planet.”

Yet these biological and cultural treasures were then and are still under assault — as are the people who have been safeguarding them for millennia.

Hence the Sacred Land Film Project is producing a four-part film series, Losing Sacred Ground, which exposes environmental assaults on indigenous sacred landscapes and promotes strategies to protect the integrity of these endangered places.

Along the banks of the Ramu River in Papua New Guinea, local villagers revived an ancient and sacred canoe ceremony for the film crew.

The short film at the top of this article is a preview of the Sacred Land Film Project series.

Source: Indigenous People’s Issues and Resources

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Gelab Piak

If you watch the blockbuster 'Avarta', you will realise that it is an environmental war. Where was the first environmental war fought? In PNG ofcourse.

Where is the proposed Pandora oil terminal? PNG of course. Off the coast of the Gulf.

In the movie, the scientists are trying to save Pandora's unique flora and fauna. Now in PNG they are trying to save our unique flora and fauna.

PNG is the last connection for this planetary life, how the world works, how nature connects with men and with everything.

Science could uncover that here, but it would be too late if we lost it all too soon.

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