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Marcy Summers - Saving the endangered maleo bird on Sulawesi


Marcy Summers is well-known for her outstanding work for the conservation of the maleo, a chicken-like bird that only lives on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. In 2006, Marcy co-founded ALTO - Alliance for the Tompotika Conservation - a local NGO which protects, among other species, the maleo bird.

With Marcy, we talk about:

- Her life-changing decision to dedicate her career to protect the maleo

- Why the maleo is such a special bird

- The threats and challenges the maleo faces in its habitat

- How to engage and work with local communities and make them proud neighbors of the maleo

Hosting this podcast episode is Rosamira Guillen, co-founder and Executive Director of Fundación Proyecto Tití, a Colombian NGO protecting the cotton-top tamarin, a tiny monkey that exists only in one small forested area in northern Colombia.

For more information, see:

- About the Land Acquisition Fund 

- How to support the Land Acquisition Fund

- Twitter page

Produced by Lucia Guaita.


Episode 1

Season 1

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