How Do You Regrow a Rainforest? Willie Smits Knows


Rainforest clearcutting is devastating. The majority of the time, it opens up the area to such extensive soil erosion that even the tenacious (native) plants of the rainforests can't easily regrow. So how do you get a clearcut area to regenerate? Willie Smits has it figured out.

He's created a way to regrow a forest in Borneo that not only helped save local orangutans, but also provided a map for people who want to make similar efforts in other clearcut areas.

Click through to watch his inspiring TED talk.
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