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Tatay Erning, at 87 years old, is one of the oldest Agta in the village. Credit: Leonard Reyes/FFI.

Posted on: 07.12.12 (Last edited) 7 December 2012

Tatay Erning, at 87 years old, is one of the oldest Agta in the village. Credit: Leonard Reyes/FFI.

Tatay Erning, at 87 years old, is one of the oldest Agta in the village. Credit: Leonard Reyes/FFI.

Ernesto, 87 years old, is one of the oldest Agta in the village. He says the Agta are in the best position to look after the forests as they have a deep respect for it and all the creatures seen and unseen that reside within it.

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Lindsey Sandbrook

Lindsey Sandbrook is the newest addition to the Communications team at FFI. With a background in biology (BSc), tropical forestry and agroforestry (MSc) she gained practical conservation experience in East Africa working with communities, cooperatives, companies and organisations. Since settling in the UK she has conducted research on large scale conservation through the University of Cambridge and acted as a contributing author on the policy chapter of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment. In her communications debut at FFI she works with the Business & Biodiversity and Environmental Markets teams as Communications Officer (Business & Biodiversity) to communicate between the worlds of business, economics and conservation and to bring this innovative work into the public domain.

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