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Chepang tribe and Siraichuli hill trek is a fabulous short treks in mahabharata range hill suitable for anyone. It lies in between Kathmandu and Chitwan valley, just perfect getaway. The area is very intact and the cultural and mountain scenery are wonderful. The nature is also in its best. Its a homestay trek.
Jamilex, a young Kichwa del Oriente Ecuadorian, who lives in a small indigenous community on an island in the great Rio Pastaza, gets really excited to prepare for the arrival of a midday tourist group to her neck of the woods.
T’BOLI OF LAKE SEBU. An elderly T’boli woman, scooping water hyacinth from her owong, the traditional canoe used by the lake dwelling T’boli tribe of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, Mindanao, the Philippines. Made from a carved out tree trunk, the canoe gives a more unique charm to the scenic lake which the T’boli tribe considers as not only a God-given food basket but also a miraculous body of water that never dries up. The lake which irrigates the fertile Allah Valley, is recognized as one of the most important watershed areas in the Philippines and is proclaimed as a Protected Landscape. Sadly, denudatation of the surrounding forests seems to have claimed much of the beauty of Lake Sebu, described as the ‘Summer Capital of South Cotabato’ and a premier ecotourism destination.
FISHING IN A DYING LAKE. A father and son, of the Jakun tribe, patiently waiting to bait a fish in a ‘dying’ Lake Chini, located in the State of Pahang, Malaysia . The country’s second largest freshwater lake which is home to 144 species of freshwater fish is slowly dying due overgrowth of destructive weeds, illegal mining, logging and pollution. The lake used to attract scores of visitors, esp to Kampung Gumum, during its lotus blooming season every year, supplementing the meagre incomes of the tribe who lives around the lake,surviving by gathering jungle produce, hunting, fishing and cultivating crops. In a recent report, a research team from the National University of Malaysia stated that the lake is doomed if no immediate action is taken to save the lake’s ecosystem, prompting the state government of Pahang to seek Federal Government help to revive the lake of ‘legend and myth’
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