Alliance for Tompotika Conservation

The Alliance for Tompotika Conservation / Aliansi Konservasi Tompotika (AlTo) is an international partnership of individuals and communities formed to build a better world, starting in one special place: the lands and waters surrounding Mount Tompotika, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

AlTo is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States and is a registered “Yayasan” non-governmental organization in Indonesia.  Within this international coalition, AlTo uses innovative conservation strategies and a direct, people-to-people approach to prevent extinction and build a strong and enduring conservation ethic.

Mount Tompotika rises to 1600 meters at the eastern tip of the central peninsula of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Rich in tropical forests and surrounded by coral reefs, Sulawesi is also home to thousands of plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world. So critical is Sulawesi for global biodiversity, in fact, that a team of scientists in the journal Nature ranked it as their number one global priority for conservation investment.

Using sound science and creative methods, AlTo works directly with local Tompotikans and their government to effectively conserve Tompotika’s natural heritage, while developing models that are being duplicated elsewhere.

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