Monday, 20th October 2014
Environment
  • Fire destroys 450 hectares of Bromo National Park
    12th September 2014
    Fires have ravaged 450 hectares of land area in Bromo Tengger National Park, which is located 2,329 meters above sea level in Probolinggo, East Java Province. "It is believed that the fire started on Tuesday afternoon ...
  • Millions of hectares of forest in Indonesia damaged
    11th September 2014
    The National Environment Association reported that at least 57 million hectares of forest in Indonesia up to 2013 have been damaged due to various deforestation activities of the people. "If the government does not pay ...
  • Bio-pore inventor not to patent technology design
    4th September 2014
    The inventor of the bio-pore infiltration hole technology from the Agricultural Institute of Bogor (IPB) Kamir R. Brata assured that he will not patent his design."So, everyone has the right to make and use this special tool. ...
  • Aceh custom council launches Sharia-based management forest book
    25th August 2014
    Aceh Custom Council (MAA) is launching a forest management handbook based on sharia and customary law compiled by Acehs traditional and public figures to support sustainable forest management in Sumatra. "The book describes ...
  • Raja Ampat forms public supervision group to conserve coral reefs
    25th August 2014
    The Raja Ampat district administration has set up a public supervision group to protect and conserve its coral reefs. "Local fishermen, who used to conduct destructive fishing practices, have been persuaded to help protect ...
  • Two Belgian nuclear reactors may be closed permanently - state media
    20th August 2014
    Two Belgian nuclear reactors owned by GDF-Suez unit Electrabel may remain offline until spring and may need to be halted permanently, Belgian state broadcaster VRT reported on Tuesday. The Belgian nuclear regulator ordered ...
  • Indonesia expects US support in monitoring maritime resources
    11th August 2014
    Through the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries (KKP), Indonesia is looking forward to the support of the United States Government in monitoring illegal fishing practices in Indonesian waters. "Indonesia is expecting US ...
  • C. Kalimantan conducts artificial rain to anticipate forest fires
    11th August 2014
    The Disaster Mitigation Office in Central Kalimantan is conducting artificial rain in areas vulnerable to forest fires. About 12.8 thousand kilograms of salt have been spread above areas with high risk of fires in Central ...
  • Riau`s two million hectares of oil palm plantation illegal: Minister
    6th August 2014
    Minister of Forestry Zulkifli Hasan has urged the Riau Province Administration not to issue additional permit for oil palm plantation, as two million hectares of the plantation is illegal or has no permit. Minister ...
  • Minister: forest fire in Riau happens on massive scale
    6th August 2014
    Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan reported that perpetrators had started forest and land fires in Riau provincial districts and cities on a massive scale. "I strongly condemn the perpetrators of the (forest and land ...