Forest Guardians – Indonesia

Dr Hotlin Ompusunggu, winner of the 2011 Whitley Award donated by Goldman Sachs, is head of Alam Sehat Lestari (Healthy, Nature, Everlasting) in Indonesian Borneo. She is trying to sever the links between poverty, ill-health and ecological damage to the Gunung Palung National Park by letting poor communities ‘pay’ for healthcare by becoming guardians of the forests.