Friday, 12th February 2016
Environment
  • WWF identifies and documents 29 orangutans in Sebangau National Park
    29th January 2016
    The World Wide-Life Fund for Nature (WWF), in cooperation with the people in Punggualas village, Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, has identified and documented 29 orangutans in the Sebangau National Park. "During the ...
  • Establishment of Indonesia`s Peatland Restoration Agency lauded
    28th January 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) installed Nazir Foead, former conservation director at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), as head of the Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) on January 20. The agency, which has been set up based on ...
  • Three foreign countries to help in peat land restoration
    26th January 2016
    Three foreign countries will help South Sumatra in restoring its peat lands to be productive again after being damaged by forest fires last year. The Netherlands, Britain and Norway have offered assistance to preserve ...
  • Endangered snow leopards spotted at Mt. Qomolangma
    23rd January 2016
    Wild snow leopards were caught on camera in a Tibetan county at the north face of Mt. Qomolangma, suggesting that the endangered species also lives at the mountain, researchers said on Friday. Lhapa Tsering, an official ...
  • El Nino still spells disaster in East Nusa Tenggara
    22nd January 2016
    The weather phenomenon El Nino still spells disaster in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) with widespread harvest failure and livestock dying from starvation. Not only food crop but also thousand of livestock are facing the ...
  • PT newmont denies claims of dumping toxic waste at sea
    22nd January 2016
    PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara, on Friday, denied reports claiming that the mining enterprise was dumping toxic waste into the waters of Nusa Tenggara using the MV Redrock tanker ship. "According to the manifest, the waste loaded ...
  • Kupang needs additional stock of rice to forestall shortage
    21st January 2016
    The district of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, said it needs additional stock of rice to forestall shortage with harvest failure in some areas of the district as a result of El Nino-triggered prolonged drought. The eastern ...
  • President Jokowi urges governors to allocate budget to prevent forest fires
    19th January 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on provincial governors across Indonesia to allocate budget for implementing the forest fire prevention program in their respective regions. To this end, Papua Governor Lukas Enembe ...
  • President bans permits for peatland cultivation
    18th January 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the ban on the issuance of new licenses for cultivation on peatland was intended to prevent fires that are difficult to extinguish. "I want to emphasize that new permits for (cultivation) ...
  • Marine pollution affects dugong habitat in Riau islands water: Official
    18th January 2016
    The habitat of the dugong mammals in Riau Islands Province has been affected by pollution in the Malaka waters, leading to a diminishing population of the sea animals, an official said here on Monday. Head of marine and ...