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    Matagi hunters in danger of extinction
    The Matagi, unlike most modern hunters, do not view hunting as a sport or recreational activity. They believe they can hunt because the Deity of the Mountains allows it, and, in return, they have to act with a sense of utmost reverence for the natural [...]
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    The Matagi, winter hunters
    For the Matagi, the Japanese black bear and the mountains are sacred. Their immense knowledge of the environment makes them fundamental to the conservation of local ecosystems. Although it may seem contradictory, they argue that they play a vital role in maintaining a healthy balance between [...]