Could reviving ancient laws help us save vital ecosystems?
A new and tiny nation in South-East Asia is finding ways to revive ancient laws and traditions that has improved reef life and increased the number of reef fish in the vicinity. Timor-Leste has experienced exploitation and resource depletion due to colonisation and recently tourism, however new restrictions and approaches to sustainable tourism are beginning to change the tide. Managing resources and protecting marine life could be a way forward, in Timor-Leste ancient spiritual customs encouraged it.
The question remains, if we revived some more of these earthly traditions and customs that our forefathers used, could we save ecosystems and in turn save our planet?