Sunday, 24th August 2014
Environment
  • Indonesia prioritizes saving of Javan, Sumatran rhinos
    27th February 2014
    The population of one-horned Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) and two-horned Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is believed to have increased quite encouragingly over the past few years. Last years video ...
  • Indonesian president orders enforcement of laws to prevent land fires
    27th February 2014
    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered enforcement of laws to prevent and tackle smog caused by forest or land fires especially against corporations to give a deterrent effect, a minister said. Coordinating Minister ...
  • Four tigers wander around as their habitat catches fire
    27th February 2014
    Four Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) were wandering in the area where fire brigade personnel were extinguishing a fire engulfing a forest, which is a tiger habitat, in the Bukit Batu subdistrict, Bengkalis, Riau ...
  • Haze from Riau will not disperse to Singapore and Malaysia
    24th February 2014
    The haze from the Riau Province in Sumatra will not disperse to Singapore and Malaysia, although a total of 1,234 hotspots have been detected in the province, according to the local Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics ...
  • Visibility only 50 meters in Riau due to haze
    24th February 2014
    The worsening forest fires in some areas of Riau Province has reduced the visibility to about only 50 meters, an analyst from local Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Ardhitama stated here on Monday. "The ...
  • 46 elephants found dead in riau in three years : WWF
    23rd February 2014
    A total of 46 elephants were found dead in Riau province between 2011 and 2014, with most of them without ivory, spokesman to WWFs Riau branch Syamsidar said here on Sunday. Quoting data collected by WWF, Syamsidar said in ...
  • 10 people named as suspects in Riau`s forested land fires
    23rd February 2014
    The Environment Ministry has named 10 people charged with setting fire to forested land in Riau Province last year. They were all named as suspects at the end of last year, deputy for environment law to the 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 ...