Respect the bear and the bear will respect you

Written by: Callie

Posted on March 5, 2018


Knowledge and wisdom about nature is passed through generations all around the world in storytelling and myths.

In Cool Earth’s Asháninka partnership in Peru, it’s no different. Their myths often hold an important message, told to instil in younger generations wisdom of past times.

The Mito del Oso Anteojo, Myth of the Spectacled Bear, is steeped in Asháninka tradition and culture. Although some of the messaging may be lost in translation, there is still a clear lesson being shared with the younger generation about the relationship between humans and wildlife in the forest together. We don’t want to see a world without these wonderful bears and are working to keep their habitat safe for generations to come.

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Source: Cool Earth