WorldCat Identities

Smits, Willie

Works: 15 works in 36 publications in 5 languages and 607 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Pictorial works  Nonfiction films  Nature films  Wildlife films 
Roles: Interviewee, Contributor, Author, Photographer
Classifications: QL737.P96, 599.883
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Willie Smits
Most widely held works by Willie Smits
Thinkers of the jungle by Gerd Schuster( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers insight into the lives of orangutans in the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra, including their mental development, the mother-child relationship, and efforts to continue protecting them from death for profit
Orphans of the forest( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once more than 1 million orangutans lived in the forests that stretched from China to Java. Now only small pockets of jungle support a dwindling population of just 15,000. The continued destruction of their habitat and the black market trade in baby orangutans, threaten to bring our closest primate relative to the brink of extinction. One man making a small difference in this battle for survival is Dr. Willie Smits whose efforts have made him many enemies, but this year Smits will rescue his 1000th orangutan
Disenchanted Forest( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endangered orphan orangutans are rehabilitated and returned to their rainforest home, where they can participate in orangutan culture, a rich and complex society of elders and peers
De denkers van de jungle by Gerd Schuster( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving in woord en beeld van de bedreigingen voor de oerang-oetan op Borneo en Sumatra
Die Denker des Dschungels [der Orangutan-Report] by Gerd Schuster( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orangutans are among our nearest relatives in the animal realm. They are approximately 97 percent genetically identical, highly intelligent, thoughtful and inventive. They have culture and a sense of beauty, and they resemble us in mimicry, gesturing and many other respects. The red apes, which live only on Borneo and Sumatra, are as much "human" as humans and therefore probably too good for this world. They are as strong as bears, but they do not fight against poachers and the bands of men logging for the palm oil concerns -- and are remorselessly slaughtered. This is an uncommon portrait of the orangutan's reality, that goes much farther than simple zoology. Based on the singular personal experiences of Dr. Willie Smits, who probably knows orangutans best in the world, the book reveals the well-established but pitiless reasons for the murder of our shaggy cousins -- and shows where there is nevertheless still hope. -- From the book jacket, translated by the cataloger
Los Pensadores de la jungla : [presente y futuro de los orangutanes] by Gerd Schuster( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los orangutanes se encuentran en Borneo y en Indonesia y sólo unos 30.000 viven en su medio natural. Una hembra orangután sólo puede dar a luz tres veces en su vida y el número total de orangutanes disminuye en unos 6.000 animales por año. "Los pensadores de la naturaleza" destaca la desesperada situación de estos animales en cautividad y no duda en mostrar duras imágenes de las devastadoras condiciones en las que viven. Pero además de denunciar la peligrosa situación de los orangutanes de Borneo y Sumatra, aporta una valiosa contribución a la investigación científica en el ámbito de los primates. Saca a relucir comportamientos que hasta ahora no habían podido ser observado. Está basado en la experiencia del principal investigador mundial de orangutanes, el doctor Willie Smits, y el trabajo de Gerd Schuser. En 2000 Smits empezó a trabajar en la reforestación de las áreas devastadas y ha creado un refugio para salvar a los orangutanes
Forest resource protection through participation with local people by Willie Smits( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dermatoglyphics of Bornean (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus, Linn., 1760) and Sumatran orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus abelli, Less., 1827) by Aschta Nita Boestani( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent progress in nature conservation in Indonesia : the case of orangutans by Willie Smits( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dipterocarp mycorrhiza (Asia, Southeastern) by Willie Smits( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wajah lama Minahasa by H. B Palar( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Indonesian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A 20-year tale of hope: How we re-grew a rainforest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans -- and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems
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Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.07 for Rescuing o ... to 0.93 for Die Denker ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Thinkers of the jungle
Alternative Names

Willie Smits Cientific

Willie Smits Cientifico

Willie Smits Dutch environmentalist

Willie Smits indonesischer Forstwissenschaftler und Tierschützer

Willie Smits Nederlands bosbouwkundige

Вилли Смитс

Смитс, Вилли

فيلي سميتس

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