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Update September 2021:

THIS IS HOW IT GROWS

Last month, AlTo turned fifteen years old. It was August 1, 2006 when residents of Tompotika’s Taima village joined with conservationists from within and beyond Indonesia in what became the Alliance for Tompotika Conservation (AlTo)…

 

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May 2021 Newsletter

  • The Bat Book: The origins of the pandemic explained
  • We Speak for the Trees: First case of illegal logging will go to court
  • Who is Athena and what is her Circle?
  • The Faces of AlTo: Galen Priest, Senior Science Advisor and Outreach Specialist

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Published Research

M. Summers et al., 2021. Conservation Science and practice

“Someday we will all learn anew through hands that love us”: Protecting a key insular population of the Sulawesi Fruit Bat Acerodon celebensis

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Published Research

J. Tasirin et al., 2021. Global Ecology and Conservation

Maleo Macrocephalon maleo population recovery at two Sulawesi
nesting grounds after community engagement to prevent
egg poaching

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NEWS ARCHIVES

UPDATES

NEWSLETTERS

AlTo Update September 2021: This is how it grows

AlTo Update July 2021: The Bat Defender

AlTo Update March 2021: The Pandemic: Everybody needs to know this

AlTo Update February 2021: How we’re connected: Nickel, AlTo, and you

AlTo Update December 2020: Happy holidays and thank you! You are already helping to prevent the next pandemic

AlTo Update August 2020: One primate family

AlTo Update June 2020: A bright star

AlTo Update March 2020: As if the whole world depended on it

AlTo Update February 2020: A tale of two poachers

AlTo Update October 2019: For want of a shovel

AlTo Update May 2019: Life amongst the dead

 

 

 

May 2021

We speak for the trees: First case of illegal logging prosecuted in the region; The bat book: The origins of the pandemic explained; Who is Athena and what is her Circle?; The faces of AlTo: Galen Priest, Senior Science Advisor and Outreach Specialist
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November 2020

Partnership: AlTo’s collaborative approach is key to conservation success; COVID-19: Community-based means COVID-resilient conservation; Portrait of a partner: Yudil Dilao, Hunter-turnedGuardian; Outreach: AlTo goes home; The Faces of AlTo: Ichsan Tobing: Advisor, Ally, Advocate     
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May 2020

Festival: What kind of world do we want?; COVID-19 in Tompotika: Protecting the vulnerable, facilitating long-term change; Jackoustick! Music for conservation contest bigger than ever; The faces of AlTo: Focus on women and girls
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November 2019

For its own sake: Villagers renew and deepen their commitment to maleo conservation; Saving Bat Island: Tangkuladi Island lease renewal protects bats, sea turtles-and rainforests-for another ten years; Law enforcement – No longer just talk; “We got an upgrade!”: AlTo staff give presentations at conferences; The faces of AlTo; The Bear Cucus: Mystery, Gravitas, and… Cuteness
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July 2019

We bought the beach! Land purchase creates brand-new wildlife preserve for maleos and sea turtles; Ibu-Ibu: Field trips for women introduce them to their maleo neighbors; Field update: Maleo survey nearly complete; Wish list: Your old binoculars; The IPBES Global Assessment: What we need to do to save the world?; The faces of AlTo: Kathryn and Jackoustik: a gift of love made manifest
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April 2019

Two for two: Kaumosongi confirmed as AlTo’s second maleo recovery site; Healing nature, helping people: AlTo helps aid victims of the Palu earthquake and tsunami; Annual fund 2019: Terima Kasih!; Not just another pretty endangered face: The maleo as a conservation ambassador for all; The faces of AlTo: Wiranto Abas, AlTo Conservation Officer.
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REPORTS

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Annual Report 2020

Full summary of AlTo’s 2020 activities and financials.

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ALTO IN THE NEWS

Vashon Beachcomber, September 2021: Recent study highlights local group’s conservation successes

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Mongabay, August 9, 2021: Article: Maleos bounce back in Sulawesi after villagers resolve to protect their eggs

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New Scientist, July 30, 2021: Article: Endangered Maleo bird of Indonesia bouncing back from the brink

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Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: April, 2021: Article: Shifting the Baseline Back Toward Truth

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