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Willie Smits is doing wonderful stuff on Borneo

 
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Saving orangutans, massive reforestation projects, supporting local employment...
Here's his blog: http://www.masarang.nl/en/index.jsp?ACTION=GOCOMBO&MID=912
but there's great stuff online about him, including good TED talks: http://www.ted.com/talks/willie_smits_restores_a_rainforest.html
 
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Willie Smits is my all time hero!



He's also written a book, Thinkers of the Jungle, which is mostly about the orangutans, but the last chapter is about his work replanting the forest and establishing a viable village and economy for the human people, too.
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