Tuesday, 9th February 2016
Environment
  • Greenpeace hails establishment of Peatland Restoration Agency
    15th January 2016
    Greenpeace has hailed the governments decision to establish a Peatland Restoration Agency and the appointment of environmental activist Nazir Foead as its chief. "It is a good initial step. The agency, however, will be ...
  • La Nina forecast to begin in September 2016
    15th January 2016
    The natural phenomenon of La Nina, which usually triggers a heavy rainy season in Indonesia, is forecast to begin in September 2016, according to the national meteorological, climatology and geophysics agency (BMKG). "We ...
  • Indonesia to restore damaged peat lands in five years
    13th January 2016
    Indonesia expects to restore two million hectares of peat lands, damaged by fires last year, within the next five years, presidential spokesman Johan Budi said here on Wednesday. To achieve this aim, the Indonesian ...
  • RI serious about handling damage to peatland: President
    13th January 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has stressed that Indonesia is serious about handling the damage to the countrys peatland, as is clear from the setting up of a peatland restoration agency. "We can convince the international ...
  • President announces establishment of peatland restoration agency
    13th January 2016
    President Joko Widodo announced the establishment of a peat agency at the Merdeka Palace here on Wednesday to restore the peatland areas destroyed by fires in the country last year. "As we all know, forest fires had ...
  • Environment ministry to establish peat land restoration agency
    12th January 2016
    The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry will establish a Peatland Restoration Agency for land conservation and fire prevention. Secretary General of the Ministry Bambang Handroyono said here on Tuesday that a ...
  • Bird watchers attracted to Lake Tambing
    12th January 2016
    Foreign ecotourists flock to Lake Tambing in Lore Lindu National Park (LLNP), Central Sulawesi, every year to enjoy the beauty of the lake and to spot the numerous birds in the area. "This is the most beautiful place I ...
  • Meru Betiri has large population of wild oxen
    9th January 2016
    The population of wild oxen in the Meru Betiri National Park in the Indonesian province of East Java is quite large, compared to some other endangered species such as the Javan hawk-eagle, leopard, and tiger. Extending over ...
  • Lampung regional police investigates 14 illegal fishing cases
    7th January 2016
    The Lampung Water Polices Directorate has successfully prosecuted 14 cases of illegal fishing in their waters in 2015. "We handled 14 cases of illegal fishing of which four have been dealt with or P21, while the rest have ...
  • Vice president chairs meeting on peatland
    7th January 2016
    Vice President Jusuf M. Kalla chaired a meeting on peatland management at his residence here on Thursday. The meeting, attended by several high-ranking officials, discussed the governments plan to restore peatland areas, ...