Spirits of Mongol Lands
I was recently on a mining practice course with fellow students from the Mining Engineering School of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology. There were more than one-hundred students travelling in four large tourist buses - with one organising teacher to each bus. We were divided into teams of four to five people. The journey was planned for six days. First, we were to see the coal mines in Baganuur and Shivee Ovoo, then on to an open pit gold mine called Shoroon ord, and lastly, to the Khushuut Mine in Bor Undur.India's top court bans tourism near Andaman tribe
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court has banned all commercial and tourism activity near an ancient tribe's habitat in the country's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Indian Ocean.Tribal trepidation over Amazon highway
The 200km road would pass through the Alto Purús national park in Peru, connecting a remote area to the outside world but opening up the most biologically and culturally important area of the upper Amazon to logging, mining and drug trafficking. Opponents of the plan fear it will threaten the existence of uncontacted tribes such as the Mashco-Piro.Brazil tribes occupy contentious dam site
Altamira, Brazil - A cluster of 12 men from the Xikrin tribe chant in their native language while marching together, arms interlocked, stomping their feet against the dry red dirt. They say this is their call of resistance from the Amazon.Shamans of the modern age
Colorful flags snapped in the sea breeze as more than a dozen Korean shamans, dressed in bright colors, danced and chanted prayers in front of a huge cow's head stuck to a trident.