Wednesday, 28th June 2017
Environment
  • NGO calls for firm action against illegal logging in Mt Leuser area
    29th May 2017
    Indonesian Environmental Forum (Walhi) has urged legal enforcers to take firm action against illegal logging activities in Mount Leuser National Park, Langkat District, North Sumatra Province. "Security officers should not ...
  • Bogor, Jakarta to make Ciliwung waste-free by 2020
    20th May 2017
    The governments of Bogor City and Jakarta have made a joint commitment to making the Ciliwung River waste-free by 2020 through the involvement of citizens in the surrounding areas. Elected Vice Governor of Jakarta Sandiaga ...
  • Govt allocates Rp865 billion for peatland restoration
    17th May 2017
    The Indonesian government through the Peatland Restoration Board (BRG) has set aside Rp865 billion in fund to continue the national peatland restoration program, particularly in seven priority provinces. "The state budget ...
  • Indonesia becomes global model for peatland restoration: UNEP
    16th May 2017
    Indonesia is the worlds model for restoring peatlands, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Taking into account the importance of tropical peat protection and restoration, the UNEP had launched the ...
  • Forestry Ministry hopes no forest fire this year
    16th May 2017
    The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) said it hopes that this year there would be no forest fire in Indonesia. Forest fires have left a scene of destruction almost every year in a number of Indonesian regions ...
  • Coral reefs in Sawu Sea cover 63,339 hectares
    9th May 2017
    The Head of East Nusa Tenggara Provinces Environment Office, Benyamin Lola, stated that various studies have revealed that Sawu Sea has high biodiversity potential with identified coral reefs covering 63,339,32 hectares. ...
  • President calls for improvement in sustainable energy
    9th May 2017
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) here on Tuesday stated that the government will support the construction of power plants generating energy from sustainable resources such as solar, wind, and water. "Oil and coal are ...
  • Thousands of hectares of land in S Sumatra to be restored
    9th May 2017
    An area of 400 thousand hectares of land in South Sumatra province is targeted for restoration and revegetation until 2020. The initiative of restoration of the critical land was discussed at the meeting of Asia-Pacific ...
  • Government pushes usage of eco-friendly plastics
    9th May 2017
    Maritime Coordinator Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that the government has pushed the usage of eco-friendly plastics. During a press conference in Jakarta on Monday, Luhut noted that Indonesia was struggling to ...
  • EARTH WIRE -- Sea weed potential source of energy: IPB professor
    28th April 2017
    A professor of fishery and marine science at the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) has said seaweed is a potential source of bio-energy beside foodstuff. Prof Joko Santoso said here on Friday seaweed is easily ...