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The Huaorani, nomads of the Amazon
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Date: 5/2/2012 7:26 pm
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They are called "WAO", meaning "people" as opposed to "cowode", "non people", which are all others.

The first Waorani were nomadic, traveled and settled randomly throughout their territory, which today are the provinces of Napo, Pastaza and Orellana in the Ecuador Amazon basin.

Location: Among the Napo River to the north and the south Curaray, along rivers Yasuni Shiripuno Cononaco, Villain and minor tributaries in an area of ​​678,220 hectares, this is the area of the Waorani people territory.

Traditionally they are a nation of skilled hunters and warriors, living in harmony with their natural surroundings.

"The Waorani indigenous communities still live traditionally in harmony with the forest"

The Waorani have for years resisted the intrusion of oil groups, as well as multinational companies have reduced their territory and their privacy. In Bameno, community-led Penti, resistance is more intense, this community is at the forefront of actions for the conservation of their habitat and especially the Yasuni National Park and Waorani territory Intangible Area.

You can visit the Waorani at http://www.amazonlodges.net/huarorani-eco-lodge an ecotourism project that is run by the community.

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