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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

Dewi Susandi, midwife and community health worker in Beloyang Juoi village, near Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (BBBR)

Dewi, Midwife of the Forest

In just a month, midwife Dewi Susandi has helped transformed the village of Beloyang Juoi. A mother herself, Dewi understands first-hand the difficulty that comes with bringing a new life into the world. When she was pregnant with her daughter, she suffered from pre-eclampsia, high blood sugars, and a premature … Read More

Girl plants seedling as a part of ASRI's reforestation program in Indonesia.

We are Defying a Global Trend

We have received strong evidence that our work in partnership with Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) is preventing and reversing deforestation in Gunung Palung National Park. Just this week, new research conducted by ASRI staff revealed that deforestation in Gunung Palung has slowed significantly. Summing up their findings, the authors wrote: “Community empowerment, … Read More

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