“A human being is part of the whole, which we call the Universe – a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its astonishing beauty.” Albert Einstein in Ideas and Opinions

Experience Tropical Rainforest and Coral Reef of Sulawesi

The Togean Islands has been an international tourist destination–an affordable beautiful paradise, a French blogger posted. We can fly from Jakarta or Bali to Ampana, transit in Palu or Gorontalo, and continue the journey with a very cheap (US$ 8) public boat. If there is no flight delay and you don’t mind pay extra $40, you will be able to sleep in our guest hut on the same day.

The Islands (more than 60) have coral reefs and white-sand beaches; but only ten of them are inhabited–you can experience Robinson Crusoe’s life style if you want. In the water, you will see various marine creatures such as turtles, bump heads, sharks, lobsters, or dolphins; on land, endemic mammals of Sulawesi such as tarsier, macaque, babirusa, or cuscus; and in the air, the majestic colorful rednobbed hornbills, charismatic hawks and kites, amusing kingfishers, or talkative parrots. In addition to the nature attraction, Togean Islands also offer interesting culture of the sea nomad people living above the sea. Unfortunately, the paradise has been under threat from blasting and cyanide fishing and from massive deforestation, and therefore it needs your help keep it as the home of so many wonderful creatures.

How to help

There are two ways to support our effort:

1. You can donate any amount by transfer (See bank details here)

2. You can become a field or a fund-raising volunteer. For further information, check this link “Volunteer”