Marcy Summers


Marcy directs The Alliance for Tompotika Conservation / Aliansi Konservasi Tompotika or “AlTo”, an international partnership of a 501c3 non-profit organization in the United States and a registered Yayasan in Indonesia dedicated to conserving the unparalleled natural and cultural heritage of the lands and waters surrounding Mt. Tompotika, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Effective, innovative, and efficient, AlTo protects endangered species, tropical rainforests, and coral reefs while promoting the dignity and self-sufficiency of local communities in a changing world. Using a grassroots, community-based approach, AlTo works closely with local people on direct, field-based programs to prevent poaching and conserve endangered wildlife, while at the same time sponsoring a broad-based Conservation Awareness Campaign in schools and villages to help build long-term public support for conservation. AlTo also works with communities to maximize the natural and social benefits that accompany conservation efforts. In Tompotika and everywhere, AlTo believes that the quality of our human lives is bound up to the health of our natural environment and our relationships to it.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
University of Maine at Orono, MS
Current Position:
The Alliance for Tompotika Conservation
Conservation Science & Biology
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