Sunday, March 8, 2009

WIFI - Willie Smits: How we re-grew a rainforest

Inspiring talk by Willie Smits about how he and the local people of Samboja Lestari in East Borneo regrew a rainforest.

Here's the satellite view of Samboja Lestari - http://createrainforest.org/infosystem/en/satellitenkarte.htm

The new rainforest has worked wonders for the climate, the ecosystem and also created many jobs for the local people. A win-win situation all around.

We have managed a mini miracle in our own backyard - the pond and the fruit trees draw birds (20 species so far), butterflies (9 species), reptiles (not counted - snakes,  lizards, frogs and toads)  and some mammals (squirrels, mongoose, cats, dogs, cows, donkeys, neighborhood kids).

2 comments:

redapes said...

Thanks for posting Willie's TED talk! I'd like to invite you and your readers to visit the Orangutan Outreach website to learn more about his amazing work and see how you can help support it! Orangutans need your help!

Best wishes, Rich

Richard Zimmerman
Director, Orangutan Outreach
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Sonal Panse said...

Hello Rich,

Thank you for visiting, and for the wonderful work you are doing.

I've checked your website and passed on the word to a group I belong to DesiCritics.

And I'll be happy to help on my own part.

Have a nice day,

Sonal

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