How to restore a rainforest?

By TED, February 2009

The story of Willie Smits. A true steward. Quote TED: “By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits believes he has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans — and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems.”

Transcript of speech by TED Talk:‘I was walking in the market one day with my wife, and somebody stuck a cage in my face. And in between those slits were the saddest eyes I’ve ever seen. There was a very sick orangutan baby, my first encounter. That evening I came back to the market in the dark and I heard “uhh, uhh,” and sure enough I found a dying orangutan baby on a garbage heap. Of course, the cage was salvaged. I took up the little baby, massaged her, forced her to drink until she finally started breathing normally…”

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