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Through New Eyes at BBBR

In late November, in partnership with eyewear company Essilor, ASRI organized a free eyeglasses distribution event in Mawang Mentatai and Nusa Poring villages, near Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (BBBR), our second site in Indonesia. Patients who attended were eligible for a free eye exam and a free pair of prescription and/or … Read More

Etty Visits BBBR

Etty Rahmawati is ASRI’s Planetary Health Education manager. In May she visited our new site near Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (BBBR). Etty, along with Mahardika (ASRI’s Conservation Manager), Barata (BBBR’s Conservation Coordinator), and Dr. Fitri and Dr. Rio traveled to BBBR National Park to visit the communities living … Read More

Forest Guardians meeting

Forest Guardians

ASRI’s Forest Guardians are the bridge that connect local villagers to all of our programs. Each of the 30 Forest Guardians are respected members of their community, nominated to the post by village leaders and then vetted and trained by ASRI staff.  For example, Forest Guardians learn how to work … Read More

Kitchen Gardens program participants

Kitchen Gardens

Kebun Keluarga (Kitchen Gardens) is a prime example of women’s economic empowerment in conservation. This program works with women who live around Gunung Palung National Park, teaching them how to cultivate the small plots of land they manage next to their homes. In 2018, almost 325 women participated – and … Read More

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