Tuesday, 29th July 2014
Environment
  • Bones of seven elephants found in Riau`s industrial forest
    23rd February 2014
    The bones of seven elephants were recently found in an industrial forest in Pelalawan district, Riau province, spokesman to WWF Riau branch Syamsidar said here on Sunday. "The seven bones were not found at the same time ...
  • Rare Rafflesia bengkuluensis flower in full bloom in Bengkulu
    23rd February 2014
    A rare Rafflesia bengkuluensis is currently in full bloom in a forest located around Manau Sembilan village, Padangguci sub-district, Kaur District, Bengkulu province. "We found it inside a forest, near the bank of ...
  • US offers training for forest rangers in Indonesia
    23rd February 2014
    The United States plans to offer training for forest rangers in Indonesia to enable them to tackle incidents such as forest fire and haze that is currently happening in Riau province, Deputy Chief of US Consulate General Trevor ...
  • Smog continues to blanket North, Central China
    22nd February 2014
    Smog will continue to blanket Chinas north and central regions on Saturday as the the National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued a yellow alert for air pollution. Beijing, Tianjin and parts of Hebei, Shandong, Henan, ...
  • Two more animals die at Surabaya Zoo
    21st February 2014
    An African buffalo and baboon reportedly died at the Surabaya Zoo, in East Java. "The two animals died due to old age," KBS zoo spokesman Agus Supangat stated here on Friday. He added that the female African baboon ...
  • Four districts declare emergency status due to haze
    21st February 2014
    Four districts in the Riau Province have declared a state of emergency due to the haze arising from forest, plantation and peatland fires. "A state of emergency has been declared in the districts of Pelalawan, Bengkalis, ...
  • Dumai`s air quality on Wednesday morning hazardous to health
    19th February 2014
    The Pollutant Standard Index (PSI) over Dumai city, Riau province, reached 410, on Wednesday at around 8 a.m. local time, indicating that the citys air quality is hazardous to health. Dumais air quality has worsened as the ...
  • Lore Lindu national park breeds one thousand maleo birds
    19th February 2014
    The Lore Lindu National Park (BBTNLL) has successfully bred around one thousand Maleo birds (Macrocephalon maleo) since 2005. The breeding center is located in Saluki, Gumbasa subdistrict, Sigi district, around 50 km south ...
  • Number of hotspots in Riau double
    19th February 2014
    The number of hotspots of forest, plantation and peatland fires in Riau Province on Wednesday morning was 256, double from 126 on the previous day. Of 281 hotspots detected across Sumatra Island, 256 were found in Riau ...
  • Protected forests destroyed by Mt Kelud`s eruption
    18th February 2014
    Mount Keluds eruption last Thursday has damaged 70 percent of protected forests within a radius of three kilometers around the volcano, a forestry company spokesman stated here on Tuesday. The spokesman of Blitar district ...