There are many different groups of indigenous people who live within the green walls of the Amazon rainforest, which spans nine countries in South America. These self-sufficient communities, each with their own individual language and culture, have called the rainforest home for millennia and have done so by living within their means thanks to the bounty of the forest.
Though their worldviews and cosmovisions may vary, there is a common practice of only harvesting enough food necessary for survival and never excessive amounts of any one species. This ancient ethical principle has ensured the continued health of the forest’s multiplicity of creatures by maintaining the balance necessary to provide for all of Mother Earth’s children.
This is vastly different from the consumer culture that plagues our modern