Willie Smits: How we re-grew a rainforest

Willie Smits is a conversationalist, forester, microbiologist and animal rights activists.

In this video, he discusses how he initially saved a rain forest in order to save orangutans. He bought the land where the orangutans where living in order to preserve their habitat. He gave the locals long lasting jobs and gained their trust and approval. They raised over 1232 tree species in a nursery that would replace the trees that were being destroyed for lumber and also from forest fires. The video discusses the methods used to prevent the forest fires and save the orangutans and the rain forest they live in.


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