Paying for healthcare with trees: win-win for orangutans and communities

Indonesian non-profit Alam Sehat Lestari Executive Director Monica Nirmala says, “I’m a dentist by training.” The name translates to “Healthy Nature Everlasting,” and the organization, known by its acronym ASRI, is a remarkable trailblazer in community led conservation focused on protecting the forest habitat of Bornean orangutans. But, a dentist? Nirmala’s background isn’t as incongruous […]