Saturday, December 3, 2011

Are ecology and development compatible?

Well, in Nepali mountains, first people had to use human ambulance to ferry patients from villages to the hospitals in cities (top left). Then they opened the tracks devastating the precious jungles that prevented the soil erosion (Top right). The mud in summer trapped the vehicles (bottom left) and passengers were forced to pull the vehicle themselves (bottom right). (Photo courtesy: Arjun Acharya. Compiled and posted with permission.)