Sunday, 21st December 2014
Environment
  • President to review licenses of companies converting peatlands
    27th November 2014
    President Joko Widodo has said he will review the licenses of companies that have converted peatlands into monoculture plantations as they can damage the countrys ecosystem. "I have told the minister of environment and ...
  • Indonesian youngster receives ASEAN champions of biodiversity award
    27th November 2014
    Indonesian youngster Adeline Tiffanie Suwana has won the ASEAN Champions of Biodiversity award for her contributions to environmental protection. Adeline received the prize at the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity that was held ...
  • Indonesia finalizes forest reference emission levels
    24th November 2014
    The Managing Body for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (BP REDD+) is familiarizing all stakeholders with the Forest Reference Emission Levels (FREL) as the final step before it is passed as a state ...
  • Yudhoyono receives award from UNEP
    22nd November 2014
    Former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was awarded the Champion of the Earth honor on policy leadership by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) recently. This was revealed in a press release from the ...
  • President Jokowi to visit Riau to assess forest fire situation
    21st November 2014
    The acting governor of Riau, Arsyadjuliandi Rachman, said that President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is scheduled to visit the province to inspect the forest fire situation in the region. "The president will visit Riau on ...
  • President Jokowi should take action against forest fire perpetrators
    19th November 2014
    Forest fires and haze on the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan continue to create trouble for Indonesia despite the tightening of law enforcement. The annual disaster that is caused by the burning of farmland and forest ...
  • Jakarta claims to be better prepared to tackle floods
    15th November 2014
    Jakarta is notorious for its traffic jams and floods during the rainy season, which usually begins late in the year and lasts until February or March. In January 2014 alone, when the season reached its peak, floods ...
  • US agency releases documentary on environmental issues in Sumatra
    6th November 2014
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released a documentary film titled "Voices of Sumatra: Building a Green Future" here on Thursday. The USAID documentary sends a strong message for the need to ...
  • Seven hotspots detected in South Barito
    4th November 2014
    The NOAA18 Satellite detected seven hotspots of forest and plantation fires in South Barito District, Central Kalimantan, in October 2014."The hotspots were detected in three sub-districts in South Barito," Krisnadi, the head of ...
  • Indonesian new minister vows to crack down upon illegal fishing
    3rd November 2014
    Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has vowed to step up efforts to curb illegal fishing in Indonesian waters, which has caused losses worth trillions of rupiah to the state and disadvantaged traditional ...