Saturday, 30th May 2015
Environment
  • Forest fire rages in South China, casualties unknown
    6th April 2015
    A forest fire that broke out on Sunday continues to rage in south Chinas Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said. No casualties has been reported. The blaze broke out in a forest in Youjiang District of ...
  • Surabaya to build komodo dragon park
    2nd April 2015
    The Surabaya city government in East Java is likely to build a Komodo Dragon Park in the coastal area of Kenjeran, anticipating the giant lizards overpopulation in the city's zoo. "We will first study whether the land ...
  • Earth Hour 2015 observed in 48 Indonesian cities
    31st March 2015
    Residents, businessmen, and government officials in 48 cities observed Earth Hour by turning off their lights for an hour, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time, on March 28, 2015, according to WWF Indonesia. WWF Indonesia ...
  • Indonesian government must protect pig-nosed turtles from extinction
    28th March 2015
    As the illegal trade of wildlife continues to flourish, the government needs to work harder to crack down on pet trade to protect the endangered pig-nosed turtles (Carettochelys insculpta) from extinction. Pig-nosed turtles ...
  • International organizations to finance sea conservation project in West Papua
    19th March 2015
    Three international natural conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs): Conservation International (CI), the Nature Conservancy (TNC), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will finance a sea conservation project in West Papua ...
  • VP Kalla shown with demonstration of LNG use at Tokyo Gas
    15th March 2015
    Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla was shown with a demonstration of the use of liquified natural gas (LNG), an environmental-friendly source of energy when visiting Tokyo Gas plant in Chiba, Japan, on Sunday. "The LNG at this ...
  • 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 ...