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BACK TO THE SOURCES OF BIODIVERSITY

      ALAIN COMPOST         

  MAWAS BIODIVERSITY  

It was in 1975 that Alain Compost set foot on Indonesian soil for the first time, discovering dense forests on barely known islands, inhabited by intriguing traditional peoples but also by extremely rare animals such as the orangutan. -outan or the elusive Javan rhinoceros. As a photographer and wildlife filmmaker he was able, over the next four decades, to obtain a unique perspective on the evolution of this country, its nature and its people.

Unfortunately, the sad fact today is that the exceptional natural wealth of this country has been dramatically damaged over the years and could soon disappear forever.

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          40 WILD YEARS IN INDONESIA        

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The idea of the project "40 Wild Years in Indonesia", supported by the  Iris Foundation ,  is to return to the places visited during these 40 years by going from village to village to testify to what he had then been able to observe through his films and his photos: how large populations of majestic creatures were reduced to a few handfuls of individuals forced to survive in sanctuaries, how lives and traditions have been ruined by the destructive practices of logging natural forests, but also how ramshackle townships have miraculously transformed into thriving communities through good forest management. natural resources.

At each stage, welcomed by the local communities in their modest homes and enjoying their legendary hospitality as he has done during all these years of reporting, he will try to make them aware that they are the guardians of the magnificent heritage natural to their country.

In order to reach the widest possible audience, it is also planned to communicate regularly on social networks throughout the duration of the trip. It is also planned to carry out new reports during the trip showing the current state of affairs.

        AN APOSTLE OF BIODIVERSITY        

  BY ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE 

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The idea of the project "40 Wild Years in Indonesia", supported by the  Iris Foundation ,  is to return to the places visited during these 40 years by going from village to village to testify to what he had then been able to observe through his films and his photos: how large populations of majestic creatures were reduced to a few handfuls of individuals forced to survive in sanctuaries, how lives and traditions have been ruined by the destructive practices of logging natural forests, but also how ramshackle townships have miraculously transformed into thriving communities through good forest management. natural resources.

At each stage, welcomed by the local communities in their modest homes and enjoying their legendary hospitality as he has done during all these years of reporting, he will try to make them aware that they are the guardians of the magnificent heritage natural to their country.

In order to reach the widest possible audience, it is also planned to communicate regularly on social networks throughout the duration of the trip. It is also planned to carry out new reports during the trip showing the current state of affairs.