Photo: Indigenous Group Keeps Ecology All in the Family



Raramuri Martin Espino examines a withered bean plant in front of his home in the mountains of northern Mexico on October 24, 2000.

Years of severe drought and the pressures of globalization are pushing Raramuri youth from their traditional lands. One ethno-ecologist predicts the people's language will disappear within a generation or two, taking with it a land ethic that treats nature as kin.

Photograph by AP Photo/Gregory Bull


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