Easter Island LandscapeOsterinsel Landscape
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So what about the Easter Island landscape?
The Easter Island is a small island of 63 square kilometres in the midst of nowhere - the Chilean coastline more than 3,686 km away. Theoretically, a unique group of families inhabited the island in 1200 AD and the island's populations grew from there. The first time the island was populated, there were an estimate of 16 million species of tree, some up to 100ft high.
In Jared Diamond's theories in his work Collapse, they cut and burnt the tree to cultivate cereals and commit ecocides. Two Hawaiian humanists, Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo, believe that it was the hurricanes that were transported here on board Europe's vessels that killed the plant.
You believe Easter Island was a hugely successful place because humans were adapting and eating and building rockeries to catch local waters and use the mineral from the rock to plant things in the declining world. Whichever the cause, once there were no saplings on Easter Island.
They then re-introduced some eucalyptuses on the island and now the plantation begins to grow again. Krucwich noted that hungry humans would not be part of the production of such giant megalites. Then, the community was almost exterminated, only a little more than 300 Rafa Nui remained. By 1862 Peru' slaves came and took many of the rest of them.
There were a few who returned to the island, but they carried small smallpox that led to a major outbreak, leaving only 111 of them. It is the graveyard in Hanga Roa, the capital of Easter Island and the only one with flowing waters and electr.
The number of residents in 2002 was just over 3,300, which is still far below the island's original population. The island has been the subject of numerous visits by expeditionists from Spain, Britain and France since its exploration by Jacob Roogeveen in 1722. Some Rapa Nui squatted a Rapa Nui in August 2010, believing that it was wrongfully in Chilean hands, and on 26 March 2015 the Rapa Nui Parliament expelling the CONAF Parc Ranger in a non-violent uprising.
Nowadays, the Raffa Nui own and run the park and all of them must have a Raffa Nui owners, even if they are owned by foreigners. Although the island's story is full of grief and devastation, it' s time for us to return. There is still incredible levels of freshwater and little contamination, although the worldwide plastics issue has caused the Rafa Nui to test high levels of micro-beads in people's lives.