We've posted this video
here before, but I specifically want to create a thread
dedicated to this guy and his borneo project
Here is the starting point: after three years, his permaculture-esque efforts have increased the rainfall in the area 20%! He has created permanent jobs for the local
folks. He has solved all sorts of problems. All on a huge scale.
My hat is off to this guy.
is a forestry engineer, microbiologist, conservationist, animal activist and social entrepreneur. For over thirty years Smits has been working for reforestation and the conservation of endangered primate species such as the orangutan. He is currently using sustainable
agriculture, reforestation, and forest monitoring to reforest more than 500,000 acres of degraded tropical rainforest.
Thinkers of the Jungle: The Orangutan Report- Pictures, Facts, Background
Related Movies and Videos
Permaculture Voices 1, 2 & 3
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
Willie Smits - twitter
Willie Smits - facebook
Willie Smits forum
World Orangutan Day - August 19th
Willie Smits is doing wonderful stuff on Borneo
Podcast 303 - Interview with Willie Smits
Willie Smits: Village Based Permaculture Approaches in Indonesia
Willie Smits Presentation - The Role of the Private Sector in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions