AlTo in the News

Vashon Beachcomber, August 2016: Island organization brings books to Indonesian village

Living Bird, April 2014: Can We Save the Maleo?

National Geographic News Watch: An international team of photographers gathered on the island of Sulawesi for “Tripods in the Mud” photographic expedition

Mongabay.com is a popular environmental science and conservation news site

Mongabay: A research expedition has turned up two to four new species of shrew on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi

Mongabay: [Saving species threatened with extinction] will take species-specific conservation efforts that work directly with local people

Mongabay: This year we selected two organizations working in Sulawesi to highlight the conservation significance of the island and the threats it faces

VoA Dunia Kita, April 2012 (in Indonesian): Interview of Marcy Summers for Indonesian audience

Sandesh Kadur Blog: Expedition Tompotika — Sulawesi, Indonesia, November 2011

Larkwire – Birding the Future Blog: The Human Element in Conservation

The International Conservation Fund of Canada: In just four years [AlTo] has reversed the decline of the maleo, halted poaching on thousands of sea turtle adults and eggs, established a new forest preserve, and established a popular school-based Conservation Awareness Campaign

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: While many Tompotikans used to think of the maleo simply as a source of revenue, conversations about maleos now center around pride for the birds

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: Sandra Noel, a Vashon biologist and graphic artist, went to Sulawesi and gave a nine-day workshop for 12 budding artists 

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: Taking art to the other side of the world — story and slideshow

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: Alliance for Tompotika Conservation (AlTo) received mongabay.com’s 2010 Conservation Award

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: Instead of harvesting the eggs of the endangered Maleo bird, villagers now work around the clock protecting the precious eggs

Flying dragon lizard displaying

Flying dragon displaying (© Noval Suling/AlTo)