AlTo’s News

Latest Newsletter: July 2018

This newsletter focuses especially on restoration activities in various AlTo field sites. Inside you’ll find:

  • At “Athena’s Place”: Villagers instigate forest restoration in the wake of illegal logging
  • Tangkuladi Island Restoration: Planting new trees to support the bats of tomorrow
  • Kaumosongi Maleo Nesting Ground: Habitat improvements will help maleos recover at Tompotika’s second maleo site
  • How Are They Doing?: AlTo’s research program is assessing maleo status across their full range
  • The Faces of AlTo: Top-flight professional wildlife photographer and AlTo US Board member Kevin Schafer

Click here to read the latest newsletter.


More 2018 News:

October Update: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Trees

May Update: Waging Peace for a Third Thing

April Newsletter: Building Conservation Professionals; NGO Professionals gather to create a “Culture of Care”; Festival 2018: Drama and music delight and inspire Tompotika villagers; Faye Wilkinson: still making a difference; Jackoustik: Contest sparks new original music for conservation by Tompotika artists; The Faces of AlTo: The Cooking Ladies of Tanah Merah; and more

February Update: True Wealth


News from 2017:

September Update: Upang and the Maleo Worms

February Update: Experience Conversion


News from 2016:

May Update: Recovery Happens

March Update: Beyond Elections

January Update: Sharing Stuff


News from 2015:

October Update: Dawn Chorus, Sulawesi Style

September Update: Spitting on Forest Fires

May Update: Happy Endangered Species Day!

February Update: Preparing for Wonderful Things


News from 2014:

December Update: What Maleos Teach Us About Parenting, Trust, and the World We Live In

October Update: In Praise of Steepness

August Update: Art Has Changed Things

May Update: Listening Hard

April Update: Tompotika Youth Find Their Power in Conservation


News from 2013:

August Update: The Bat Man of Batu Bassi

April Update: Small Is Beautiful

January Update: Conservation = Reclaiming Our Identity


News from 2012:

December Update: Thanks for the gifts you have already given

September Update: This is the frontier

August Update: In praise of guano

May Update: Have fun and leave a lasting legacy

April Update: GiveBIG like the maleo

January Update: Elegy and celebration


Brown cuckoo dove

Brown Cuckoo Dove (© Riza Marlon/AlTo)


News from 2011:

December Update: All creatures great and small

September Update: Mt. Tompotika: the view from the top

June Update: Ideas for building the future

January Update: The Ghost of Tompotika


An Olive Ridley hatchling heads to the sea

An Olive Ridley hatchling heads to the sea (© Noval Suling/AlTo)


News from 2010:

December Update: 2010 Conservation Award from, and the giving tree

September Update: What about big blood-thirsty man-eaters?

August Update: Making conservation cool

May Update: Happy World Turtle Day

April Update: Salutary stories from Tompotika

March Update: Portrait of a predator, converted

January Update: This is for you


Blue and yellow grasshoppers, Sulawesi

© Robin Moore/AlTo


News from 2009:

December Update: What happens when the world opens

August Update: Dancing with butterflies


News from 2008:


caught in the headlamp, a tiny frog on the photographer's hand

© Sandesh Kadur/AlTo


News from 2007:


News from 2006: