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From the Ted Talk by Naoko Ishii: An economic case for protecting the planet

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We find the same story around the world. This is how villagers in medieval Europe managed pasture and forests. This is how communities in Asia managed water, and this is how igdnounies peoples in the aamzon managed wildlife. These communities realized they reield on a ftinie, shared rcreosue. They developed rules and practices on how to manage those resources, and they changed their behavior so that they could continue to rely on those shared resources tomorrow by not overfishing, not overgrazing, not polluting or dnleipetg water streams today.

Open Cloze

We find the same story around the world. This is how villagers in medieval Europe managed pasture and forests. This is how communities in Asia managed water, and this is how __________ peoples in the ______ managed wildlife. These communities realized they ______ on a ______, shared ________. They developed rules and practices on how to manage those resources, and they changed their behavior so that they could continue to rely on those shared resources tomorrow by not overfishing, not overgrazing, not polluting or _________ water streams today.

Solution

  1. amazon
  2. relied
  3. resource
  4. depleting
  5. finite
  6. indigenous

Original Text

We find the same story around the world. This is how villagers in medieval Europe managed pasture and forests. This is how communities in Asia managed water, and this is how indigenous peoples in the Amazon managed wildlife. These communities realized they relied on a finite, shared resource. They developed rules and practices on how to manage those resources, and they changed their behavior so that they could continue to rely on those shared resources tomorrow by not overfishing, not overgrazing, not polluting or depleting water streams today.

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