National Geographic USA (June 2016)

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Most of the Matsigenka I talked to wish that there were adequate schools inside the park—and that their children would stay there. The Matsigenka’s image of Manú, like their image of nature, includes them. Whereas Terborgh and other Western biologists come from a culture that separates humans from nature— both philosophically and as a conservation strategy—the Matsigenka see themselves as part of the natural order. They hunt monkeys, and so do jaguars. Key plants and animals have spirits and agency, just as people do, and there’s 50 national geographic • ju n e 2016 Matsigenka schoolchildren on a field trip eat fish caught by a traditional method: Barbasco roots are pounded into a paste and swirled in the river.

But the population in Manú has risen since commercial hunting was banned in 1973. When we arrive in town on our way out of the park, it seems deserted. Brightly painted houses cluster along the river. Fleece blankets with pictures of tigers and peacocks dry in the sun. The silence is interrupted only by a few kids and some roving chickens and pigs. We find one shop open and have a beer, our first cold drink in weeks. As the day lengthens, men start filtering back into the village, each holding a machete, his back wet with sweat.

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