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Better off with Bracelets?

THAILAND. Similan Islands National Marine Park, Phangna Province. March 30th, 2013. A small group of indigenous sea gypsies, known locally as the ‘Moken’, have been allowed to settle in a few small villages inside the marine park. Traditionally sea faring fisherman, their fishing grounds and territory has been eroded away by development. Today, many have been forced to settle and along with losing most of their economic capacity, have resorted to selling trinkets to tourists.

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THAILAND. Similan Islands National Marine Park, Phangna Province. March 30th, 2013. A small group of indigenous sea gypsies, known locally as the ‘Moken’, have been allowed to settle in a few small villages inside the marine park.  Traditionally sea faring fisherman, their fishing grounds and territory has been eroded away by development.  Today, many have been forced to settle and along with losing most of their economic capacity, have resorted to selling trinkets to tourists.