Destinations Magazine

Uncontacted Tribe Lives Less Than 100km From Machu Picchu

By Kungfujedi @Kungfujedi
Uncontacted Tribe Lives Less Than 100km From Machu Picchu
As mentioned last week, Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the re-discovery of Machu Picchu by explorer Hiram Bingham. And while that amazing place continues to inspire travelers from across the globe, what I found even more interesting is that according to this story, there are still uncontacted tribes living less than 100km from the famous site. Worse yet, those tribes are now facing encroachment from the outside world that could threaten their way of life.
I wrote about the threats to uncontacted tribes when I posted a story about one being discovered in the Amazon a month or so back. In a nutshell, these tribes continue to live in isolation from the modern world, in the same manner that they have for hundreds of years. But now, climate change, deforestation, development and other outside forces are threatening to change their simple way of life forever.
This is exactly what is happening in Peru where the government has granted oil and gas companies access to the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti reserve, the home to these indigenous people. The Peruvian government says that it wants to protect these people, and their way of life, and yet they are providing access to their lands for big business.
Of course, this provides a difficult ethical dilemma for the modern world. We all know that society is constantly in need of energy sources, but how far should we go to tap new ones? Do our needs exceed those of these tribes simply because we have a more advanced society? It is a tough call, but I know that drilling for oil or natural gas in their environments will have a negative impact on their way of life, altering it forever.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • ✔628 Cougar Park

    ✔628 Cougar Park

    Steeton AFC 1-0 AFC BlackpoolNWCL First Division NorthSaturday 18th August 2018Steeton is a small village in the Metropolitan District of Bradford in West... Read more

    7 hours, 31 minutes ago by   Smidrophenia
    SOCCER, SPORTS
  • 2018 NEW SONG: Olamide – Puna (Freestyle)

    Get brand new music from Nigerian music star Olamide – Puna (Freestyle) out now! Here is a quick music piece from YBNL boss Olamide and it’s titled Puna... Read more

    7 hours, 37 minutes ago by   Naijapary
    SOCIETY, A-CLASSER
  • Oyo State Governor, Ajimobi Demolishes Ayefele’s N800m Music House (Photos)

    The Government of Oyo state has carried out its threat to demolish the headquarters of Ibadan based radio station, popularly called Music station, Fresh FM owne... Read more

    8 hours, 4 minutes ago by   Naijapary
    SOCIETY, A-CLASSER
  • 5 Random Things to Make You Smile

    Random Things Make Smile

    Whoo hoo! We just got back from Wisconsin Dells (again…) but this time we had a blast with my son and his family. Aren’t they so CUTE?! Read more

    8 hours, 56 minutes ago by   Maryjo
    LIFESTYLE, SPORTS
  • Press Statement Released by Newly Elected Pro of Nanc Osun Axis

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN COMRADES (NANC) Association Nationale des Camarades Nigérians OSUN STATE AXIS APPRÉCIATÍON To God alone be all the glory;... Read more

    9 hours, 1 minute ago by   Naijapary
    SOCIETY, A-CLASSER
  • The Great Australian Road Trip

    To celebrate my graduation, we decided to travel across Australia. What better way to do that if not by road? For a second we considered taking a RV but... Read more

    11 hours, 16 minutes ago by   Prachipreaches
    BUSINESS, SOCIAL MEDIA, TECH
  • New Resource Available About Brown Hyaenas on Private Land

    Resource Available About Brown Hyaenas Private Land

    By Katy Williams A wide variety of species rely on land outside of protected areas for their survival. One example is the brown hyaena. Brown hyaenas are only... Read more

    11 hours, 20 minutes ago by   Iratemonkey
    ANIMALS & WILDLIFE, BIOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE