Sunday, 3rd May 2015
Environment
  • President discusses water resources law
    12th March 2015
    President Joko Widodo chaired a limited cabinet meeting to discuss the cancellation of Law No.7/2014 on Water Resources at his Presidential Office here on Thursday. "This afternoon, I will request the Public Works Minister ...
  • Riau Police name 15 suspects over forest fires in Riau
    5th March 2015
    The Riau Police has named 15 arsonists as suspects responsible for the forest fires that occurred in January and February this year. The 15 suspects were caught red-handed while deliberately setting fires in different ...
  • 20 hectares of tourism forest areas in Batam catch fire
    1st March 2015
    The Fire Danger Mitigation of the Batam Concession Agency has reported that in the last two weeks, at least 20 hectares in the Nongsa tourist area caught fire due to hot weather and irresponsible activities. "There were ...
  • Bengkulu`s conservation agency captures Sumatran tiger
    26th February 2015
    The Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) of Bengkulu has captured the Sumatran tiger (Phantera tigris sumatrae) that had earlier attacked a local farmer. The attack had taken place in Talang Beringin village in ...
  • Indonesia hopes investors will also build the nation
    24th February 2015
    Indonesia is optimistic that investors would not only exploit its resources but also help to build the country, Minister of Fishery and Marine Resources Susi Pudjiastuti stated here on Tuesday. "We need investors who are ...
  • Haze blankets Bagansiapi-api, Riau
    24th February 2015
    Haze from forest and plantation fires blanketed Bagansiapi-api City in Rokan Hilir District, Riau Province, on Tuesday. "Visibility rate decreases drastically to 500 meters, particularly in the mornings," Aswadi Hamid, a ...
  • Bamboo conservation along Ciliwung watershed can prevent floods
    12th February 2015
    Bamboo conservation along the Ciliwung watershed can be an alternative measure for long-term flood prevention. "Bamboo can be a long-term alternative solution to flood prevention in Jakarta," Coastal Program Officer and ...
  • Arrested poachers killed six Sumatran elephants: police
    11th February 2015
    The eight poachers who were detained on Tuesday evening had killed six Sumatran elephants in two provinces, the Riau Provincial Police said. "They belong to a cruel syndicate; they shot the elephants in their heads for ...
  • Rimbang Baling Wildlife Reserve to conserve 20 waterfalls
    5th January 2015
    The Bukit Rimbang Baling Wildlife Reserve located in Kampar and Kuantan Sengingi districts, Riau, is preserving 20 waterfalls, with the potential to become ecotourism attractions, Syamsidar, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) ...
  • 934,000 hectares of forest in Jambi in critical condition
    23rd December 2014
    Around 44.31 percent or 934,000 hectares of forest lands in the province of Jambi are in critical condition, a research said. Jambi has 2,107,745 hectares of forest, according to a survey by the Executive Board of REDD of ...