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The Positive Impacts of Humans on the Rainforest

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Conservation
Boga - The Desana's beliefs
Many tribes are agreeing to government contracts giving certain tribes a biosphere.
For example, the Yanomi tribe was partially destroyed when 10 thousands of gold prospectors flocked to the Yanomi mountainous range, causing unexpected diseases. The Brazilian government took action by giving the Yanomi tribe a biosphere in 1991 .

Humans now can take their action by touring through rainforest and giving their local rainforest tribe their right to conserve their land and ecosystem. The money raised through tourism can be donated to the local rainforest tribe for education, or can be donated tribes globally. Money can be given whenever possible (usually through organisation websites) to uncontacted tribes. Uncontacted tribes continually change their location to hidden and untouched, fertile locations because of their farming life, but organisations have found many uncontacted tribes. Uncontacted tribes are not in hiding from conservation activities, but are protecting their culture and the rainforest ecosystem from miners and loggers not seeing the value of a living and self-sustaining environment, which can use its energy to create many wonders of medicine and scientific exploration. By respecting tribes, humans have created positive impacts for scientific exploration. Humans have discovered medicines from the rainforest by respecting the tribal culture and tribal conservation belief. The effects of humans respecting the rainforest tribal beliefs has given positive impact to both the rainforest and humans.

The Desana Tribe
The Deasana tribe are a part to the Tucano people of the rainforest. The Tucano people are known to speak many languages fluently, and raise children which passionately learn the language of their mother, father, and family. The Desana tribe live in Columbia in the Amazon, and have an amazing cultre of conservation to share. The Desana people have beliefs which are very scientific in the way the Desana tribe does not overpoputate (seeing their part in the food chain) has the curiosity to believe and explore into the environmentally positive (showing the real way to treat the delicate rainforest environment) idea of an energy cycle throughout the universe. The Desana see how their tribe is using the energy from the rainforest, and from the Sun and even energy originally located on other systems of energy revolving around a star and therefore believe their conservative use of energy will preserve the unknown parts of the universe. To the Desana, the Universe is a hexagonal crystal, or a human brain on a greater scale with energy revolving into different layers. The Desana tribe has linked culture and conservation to maths, which scientists and explorers are amazed by. The Desana tribe can change the minds of scientists with their theories and cultural formulas explaining the Universe.
Rainforest Ecosystem
The tribes of the rainforest have a unique culture revolving around the centre of a rainforest ecosystem. In hundreds of years, tribes have adapted to be immune to diseases spread by animals, being observant about how the tribe is affecting the food web, which might cause overpopulation or extinction of one species. The rainforest ecosystem is fragile. If one vital part is touched and destroyed, the rainforest will reverse in time, becoming a flooded desert land covered in the very toxic introduced species benefiting from carbon dioxide. One parasitic plant of the rainforest is the strangler fig. Birds create their habitat in the strangler fig and use the energy from the plant to grow and reproduce. Birds pollinate flowers in the upper parts of the rainforest. If birds become critically endangered (as birds are slowly becoming), the strangler fig would overpopulate the rainforest. The strangler fig would destroy trees until it became endangered from not having protection from the canopy. Fungi would survive feeding on dead matter to recycle it back into soil for the living rainforest, but fungi would soon be threatened from soil erosion occurring and no animals to use for energy or recycle back into the living rainforest. The energy in this example could not operate without the different elements of a rainforest ecosystem.
The Positive Impacts of Humans on the Rainforest


Preserving Endangered Species
Tribes Live Sustainably to Preserve an Ecosystem
Scientific Cycle of Energy
Organisations for the rainforest
Tourism -
Human Research Projects on Medicine and the Rainforest
Tribal Medicine
Sydney Vivid Conservation Activities
The Food Chain Of The Amazon Rainforest
Even though preserving endangered animals is the key to preserving and using well the energy and scientific wonders of a rainforest ecosystem, preserving endangered species or keeping equal percentages of animals and plants in each level of the food chain will preserve the undiscovered plants and animals of the rainforest. Tribes use animals and plants for food, but only use abundant species and do not use their actions to heighten extinction of species. Many humans not living in the rainforest have created organisations which use rainforest products and use their profits for donations for the rainforest and its tribes. Tribes could team with environmentalists from those organisations. In these teams, tribes could give information to the earth relating to their medicines and experiments with the environmentalists on the rainforest, and the money earned from the organisation can save endangered species.This would benefit the tribes and the humans. Humans have their benefits because scientists can see the presence of undiscovered species in the rainforest, which could be medicines.
Tribes of the rainforest have information humans have not discovered. The secrets of tribes are modern and ancient and can solve the increasing problems of diseases which scientists have not yet solved. Festivals with conservation themes can change the lives of rainforest tribes and inspire future organisations.
Tribes and humans can be on a team because both have information and important action to be performed. In the Sydney Vivid Festival, images of a tree being created and animals creating their habitat in it were projected onto a building. The living tree, with a miniature ecosystem, food chain and a great concentration of biodiversity, is much more valuable than a logged tree's money, or not using the tree's energy for any purpose like mining.
Location of the Tucano People (including the Desana)
The Desana people believe the universe is a brain with layers of energy. The Milky Way is a dividend between 2 halves of the universe which is a hexagonal crystal. The system of energy in the brain of the universe shows how humans can also have control of their actions and can create and preserve worlds. The Desana people are integrated into this world of energy - and believe in a cycle of energy through the earth (called Boga). The Sun holds the energy for the earth and its rays create growth on the earth. In this cycle, the Desana tribe can use the energy from the immense growth for survival. Not using the energy in the right way means the energy used is destroyed in its cycle, but positive action using this energy can create new growth and continue the cycle. Tribes are like fungi to the rainforest if they use the energy in the right way. The Desana believe in the scientifically proven fact that all animals are tuned to the sky (or universe)with their brains. Animals are therefore also a part of the universe on a greater scale and can also continue the energy cycle.
A Desana tribe member constructing a trap
Rainforests have immense energy in their natural resources, including medicines, but can be extremely delicate. Rainforests are self-sustaining worlds open to humans. Rainforest tribes are in the centre of preserving the rainforest. The rainforest tribes revolve around the almost infinite biodiversity of the rainforest, and the life cycles of animals to hunt in a sustainable way. Tribes build gardens with vegetables and crops growing inside to survive for a few years. When the tribes leave their gardens, they are sure the rainforest area they lived in can be free to thrive and heal itself from the touches of humans. Rainforest tribes have a way of growing food which is less productive than farming agriculture, which limits the numbers of each tribe. Even if tribes could grow more crops, overpopulating would wrongly use the energy of the rainforest. Tribes have a great respect for the rainforest ecosystem, and are a vital part of the rainforest. Tribes can show the world the biodiversity, the medicines and closeness of micro-organisms to the secondary animals in the food chain. Governments must be protective of the rainforest tribes, because they have a strong, conservative culture with proven facts and an instinct to preserve the rainforests of the world.
Conservation in the rainforest by organisations is operated in new ways, with new technologies. Innovations on technology means 3D objects can be tracked by sensors, including rainforest tribes,and endangered species of animals. Detailed data can be shown to environmentalists in different parts of the world. Environmentalists collaborate to reverse negative impacts on the rainforest, like climate change, or solve issues in the uncontacted tribes of the rainforest. Tribes in the rainforest have given environmentalists information and suggestions if their land is not entered. Therefore, communications through technology could free tribes from the cautiousness of protecting their land, so the rainforest tribes can speak to humans in different countries and continents. As well as discussing and planning ways of communication with rainforest tribes, donations can also be given. Technology can also predict the migrations of different animal species, which rainforest tribes follow. Locating uncontacted tribes could help to begin communication and inspire humans to appreciate the environmentally positive culture of all rainforest tribes.
Jon Dee is a prominent environmentalist.
Rainforest Alliance
Rainforest Alliance is an eco-tourism organisation. Eco-tourism is a special type of tourism which is very sensitive to all tribes and communities and the delicate nature of natural areas. When visiting natural sites (including rainforests) and being guided carefully with respect to tribes through Rainforest Alliance, you can raise money for greater activities, run by environmentalists to improve climate change and preserve natural habitat, including the living areas of rainforest tribes. Climate change is a major event which is being reversed by the money raised by Rainforest Alliance. Climate change can almost reverse time, bringing back to unthreatened life endangered species and preserving crops and rainforest plants essential for the survival of rainforest tribes. Reversing climate change, as Rainforest Alliance is thriving in can preserve rainforest tribal culture and bring humans and rainforest tribes together. Tribes will be eager to speak and discuss with humans through technology if the team of tribes and humans is working in its mission to save the value of the rainforest by taking conservative tourism actions. Cultural groups of humans can also use the rainforest ecosystem to preserve their culture and language if they are acting in a positive way and conserving biodiversity through Rainforest Alliance.
Follow the frog week is run by Rainforest Alliance
2) Medicine and the Rainforest
3) Politics and the Rainforest
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Bibliography

Cinchona tree www.mhhe.com
Cocoa picture www.bucultureshock.com
Cocoa plant www.deamueseum.org
Malaria mosquito www.guidetobelize.info
Malaria patient www.arclive.org
Periwinkle plant www.theallotmenttimes.blogspot.com.au/




Saving the rainforests Saves us



Image Credits

John Easterling – Owner of Amazon Herb Co.
 
Made mission to save rainforest by making eco trading and supporting programs.
Very successful. Known as “the strongest testament that keeping the rainforest alive and productive is more economically profitable than cutting it down.”
John has a strong relationship with many tribal villages. Offering resources and herbal products to the world while giving them back.
The program improved education to the kids living in the regions.
John's program protected lands of many tribes from logging and clearing of land.
Although there is still lots of work to be done to save the Amazon, John has awoken people to take action to preserve the green beauty.

Presented by Darren

Positive Impacts of Politics on the Rainforest

1) Tribes of the Rainforest
The Korowai tribe, living above the canopy in a sustainable and innovative way.
Curare Lianas
Curare Lianas are a very poisonous type of tree, but Amazonian tribes have found a cure for muscular disorders inside it through experimenting. In the modern world, the Curare Liana is used to treat the effects of eye surgery.

Curare Lianas are one species of plant which can only be used in medical ways if the chemical is directly extracted from the plant.
In different medical plants, the molecules with the chemical reacting to cure a disease or chemicals not reacting can be a base of a different medicine, which is difficult to create with individual chemicals.

Rainforest plants also have fascinating defence mechanisms. Safer pesticides which could give nutrients to fungi have, for example been created from the extremely adhesive leaves of 2 species of potato. As well as using the potatoes as natural pesticide, potatoes and chemicals based upon their leaves can be used for natural hunting methods, which could be an innovation from rainforest tribes. Rainforest tribes have knowledge only found by humans not living sustainably hundreds of years later,which is an example of using the energy of nature in the right way giving freedom to explore the nature of ecosystems which can add to science.
Curare Lianas
Tourism
Eco-tourism with respect to all rainforest tribes and the bio-diversity of the rainforest can raise money for rainforest tribes.Technology can track largely uncontacted tribes which your donations are given to, which can benefit tribes without education and protection from diseases. Tribes which are more modern,and are eager to conserve the rainforest using the thoughts and plans of other humans, can also share their medicine. The money from the medicine can also be donated to the tribe, and the other money raised can be used to help environmentalists to create an organisation mitigating climate change, which also affects rainforest tribes. In the way tribes and their environment are integrated, humans can solve issues like climate change by using tribal medicines to impact the world. The way tribes affect the world will create a global change in the way scientists and doctors respect rainforest tribes, therefore creating more positive research projects revolving around the centre of rainforest medicines. Tribal members can cycle their energy from the universe to humans, and then to global issues including medicine for major diseases and climate change, which connects the whole world by the target of having positive impacts on the rainforest.
Plant materials being collected to be studied for their health effects
By Joshua Bubb
Bibliography for Isobel
http://www.ypte.org.uk/environmental/rainforest-tribes/92
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140748/jon-hoekstra/networking-nature
http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/background/people.htm
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http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/work/tourism
http://www.adventure-life.com/articles/rainforest-medicine-78
http://thinkjungle.com/amazon-rainforest-tribes/



Image Credits for Isobel
Amazon Rainforest Food Chain
http://www.exploringnature.org/db/detail.phpdbID=44&detID=3451
Sydney Vivid Tree
http://www.installation-international.com/tdc-provides-core-video-expertise-vivid-sydney/
Tucano Map
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tucano_people
Desana Tribeperson Hunting
http://cryptoforest.blogspot.com.au/2012_02_01_archive.html
Rainforest Alliance Logo
http://givingworks.ebay.com/charity-auctions/charity/rainforest-alliance/3115/
Frog Week Poster
http://www.getthefive.com/articles/the-marketeer/campaign-friday-rainforest-alliance-asks-you-to-fo/
Curare Liana Plant
http://www.glogster.com/kirbs123/rainforestsbio/g-6n4ds95mifmsfl1pcqmena0
Tribal Medicines
http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/south_american_rainforest_acti.html
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