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To read up on the latest news from AlTo, click here for the October 2019 update: For Want of a Shovel.

 

You can read our July newsletter here. In it you’ll find:

  • We Bought the Beach! AlTo’s land purchase sets a new pace for maleo and sea turtle recovery.
  • Women, meet your Maleo neighbors: AlTo’s outreach to women stirs village engagement.
  • Field Updates, Maleo Surveying and Binoculars: Read about our team’s field work, surveying over 150 nesting sites, and why we could use some binoculars.
  • The Faces of AlTo: Kathryn’s gift of love, remembrance, and our hope to maintain the Jackoustik legacy.

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Other news from 2019:

April Newsletter: AlTo documents a second maleo recovery site; Helping Victims of the Palu Earthquake; the Maleo as a Conservation Ambassador; The Faces of AlTo; and more. Click here for a faster loading version. 

May Update: Life Amongst the Dead

February Update: A Story About Being Saved by Chocolate

News from 2018:

December Update: It Just Gets Better

November Newsletter: Maleo Recovery Numbers; Securing the Land; Measuring Success; The Faces of AlTo; and more. Click here for a faster loading version.

October Update: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Trees

July Newsletter: Villagers instigate forest restoration in the wake of illegal logging; Planting new trees to support the bats of tomorrow; Habitat improvements will help maleos recover at Tompotika’s second maleo site; 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 for a faster loading version.

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. Click here for a faster loading version.

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 Mongabay.org, 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

 

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