Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

The Southeast Asian nation is home to a nomadic seafaring Baggio, who almost without victims survived the infamous 2004 earthquake that caused the tsunami in the Indian Ocean. And all because the "sea gypsies" have adapted to live in the sea, coming ashore only to bury their dead.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

Bajo ethnic group, or the Malays lived in the sea for centuries, mainly in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

Baggio traditionally settled in boats called "Lepa-Lepa" hand-made. They have everything that is necessary for the nomadic life: kitchen utensils, kerosene lamps, food, drinking water, and even plants. Baggio go ashore to sell or buy the necessary goods, or repair the boat.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

Survive Baggio due to underwater hunting - they are first-class freedivers and can dive without scuba gear thirty meters deep in search of sea bass, pearls and sea cucumbers.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

Diving is a daily occupation Baggio from an early age, so often their eardrums ruptured, sometimes intentionally.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

This way of life is fraught with many dangers. Many fishermen are maimed or die from decompression sickness. This decompression illness occurs when a person is immersed, and then rises to the surface before the body to relieve pressure.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

Every year the people of Bajo is becoming increasingly difficult to live in the sea, t. To. The fish stocks are almost depleted due to uncontrolled fishing.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

Sea Gypsies make a living mainly trade in sea bass or Napoleon fish, selling their Hong Kong fishing companies.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

illegal methods of fishing with dynamite Baggio taught to soldiers during the Second World War. Since then, they cause their environment great harm.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

In addition to everything they are engaged in fishing using cyanide, which is produced from plastic bottles directly at the school of fish. Cyanide paralyzes the fish, allowing it to sell more alive. However, this way of catching poison the entire coral reef, which feeds Baggio.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

Alas, it is a vicious circle: that though something to earn a living, the fishermen have to catch huge numbers of fish, in obedience to the insatiable demands of the world market, at the same time destroying fish populations and reefs.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

Fish hits the Hong Kong enterprises, where it is pumped with steroids, so that it remains alive. Asian restaurants are willing to pay for the live fish a lot of money.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

Government forces sea nomads in recent years to move to the land, which is why they may lose their culture forever. Baggio are often at odds with the governments of various countries, ie. a. in search of a rich catch they can cross an international border.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

Since the nomadic culture is clearly coming to a close, after the death of the present generation have no one to live in the sea. In recent years, young people are increasingly Baggio left their villages to seek work in the city.

Sea Gypsies - people Baggio

However, there is a hope that the situation with the position of sea gypsies improve. World Wildlife Fund and Conservation International will organize various programs for the rational use of marine resources.