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Andaman Tribe Survival – Natures Warnings

January 4th, 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

First reports of Tribal survival in the Andaman and Nicobar islands are appearing. It seems the largest, most integrated tribe have suffered severe losses whist the more ‘backward’ tribes have survived much better. Traditional bow & arrows were fired this morning against government helicopters dropping food.

It seems that the reasons for the tribes survival are twofold. Some of the tribes live in the forests and not by the sea. However, even the coastal tribes look to have survived quite intact. It is thought that these people became aware of the strange activity in the sea or by animals/birds and fled to high ground. A little awareness, a little harmony with your surroundings, a simple life: these things have saved the tribes.

Much money is now going to be spent on an early warning system. The Thai scientist who proposed it in 1997 has been pulled out of retirement to do the job he was mercilessly attacked for proposing eight years ago as it was seen to be bad for tourism to have an early warning system.

As I proposed immediately after the disaster the dead have delivered the warning already which will be in mind for the next generation or two. The Thai government shows us how important timing to be. The Andaman tribes on the other hand show us that we can not afford to be complacent about the ‘advanced’ nature of our ‘civilisation’.

Source on tribes: Inforshop.org

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