(Conservation International) The Awajún women in the village of Shampuyacu are reviving their culture and restoring their forest after decades of destruction. At the heart of their efforts: a “women’s forest” featuring traditional plants — and traditional knowledge — that has grown into a thriving tourism trade and a burgeoning tea business.
To capture traditional Awajún knowledge for future generations, the younger women are turning to technology — using cell phones to record the wisdom of their elders.
Source: Conservation International
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