Teling is a small hillside village in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, with a population of about 250 families.
The village currently protects 200 acres of Manembo-nembo forest. It is willing to set aside an additional 250 acres of intact hill forest as a permanent no-take zone by expanding an existing village ordinance. The newly protected forest will connect to the no-take zone recently created by neighboring Kumu and Poopoh Villages, both supported by Seacology.
Because of the area’s geography, Teling has experienced water supply problems for many years. Seacology will supply funding for an upgraded freshwater system.