Conservation GOING DEEP and DOING IT RIGHT for nature and people
The Alliance for Tompotika Conservation (ALTo) is committed to helping all of nature, including people, thrive.
Our work is centered in Sulawesi, Indonesia–one of Earth’s most unique biological treasure-houses. At the invitation of local communities, AlTo forges partnerships to protect and restore imperiled species, tropical rainforests, and other natural ecosystems while supporting the dignity and self-sufficiency of local communities in a changing world.
INDONESIA IS THE WORLD’S BIODIVERSITY CAPITAL,
with more plant and animal species in its terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments than any other country in the world. Globally Indonesia also has more endangered species than almost any other country, most of them endangered by human activities.
The Alliance for Tompotika Conservation / Aliansi Konservasi Tompotika, called “AL-To” for short, is an international partnership dedicated to HELPING HEAL THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PEOPLE AND THE REST OF NATURE, starting in one very special place: the Tompotika Peninsula on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi.
SIDE BY SIDE WITH LOCAL PEOPLE,
AlTo works to conserve endangered species and natural areas. At the same time, our partnerships support the dignity, self-sufficiency, and sustainability of the human communities in the area.
Learn about who we are and what we do
AlTo is on a mission to gain official protection for as much of the Tompotika peninsula’s interior forest as possible. To that end, starting last year, the AlTo team began a series of expeditions into the so-called Heart of Tompotika Forest in the center of the peninsula. The purpose of these journeys is to explore and document the biodiversity that calls these 83,000 hectares (320 mi2) home…
Tompotika’s forests are under seige.
We humans have always cut down trees for our own uses, but as in most of the world, in the latter half of the 20th century the rate of deforestation in Indonesia accelerated greatly.
What we do
Saving one of the world’s most unique and endangered birds
Safeguarding nesting beaches and hatching the next generation
Protecting the bats that maintain tropical forests
Preserving the forests that sustain life on earth
CONSERVATION AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Educating and empowering a new generation of conservationists
ART FOR CONSERVATION
Expressing and celebrating love of nature and community
LAW ENFORCEMENT OUTREACH
Collaborating with law enforcement to end wildlife poaching and illegal timber harvest
QUALITY OF LIFE PROGRAMS
Exploring sustainable alternatives while respecting traditional practices
Enhancing the practical and social benefits of conservation
People-to-people conservation collaborations
Investigating what we need to know to recover the endangered maleo
Expanding scientific knowledge of Tompotika’s species and habitats