How to regrow a rainforest – Willie Smits on TED Talks

Willie and the orangs

Willie and the orangs

My Grade 12 class have looked at this story before, and now we can hear about it from Willie Smitts, a primatologist and conservationist who has led a huge project to replant and revive a section on rainforest in Borneo. They have taken over 8,000 hectares of scorched and cleared land and are returning it to a habitat worthy of orang-utans and many more endangered species.

Smits was featured in TED2009 and here he is with his story of how they regrew the rainforest.

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About Stephen

Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Formerly MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher and missing it terribly. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer.

Posted on March 9, 2009, in Environments, Human Impacts, National Geographic, TED talks, The Natural World and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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