Tuesday, 23rd December 2014
Environment
  • 353 hotspots of forest fires detected in Sumatra
    8th October 2014
    Some 353 hotspots of forest and plantation fires were detected across Sumatra Island on Wednesday. "Based on the data received from the Terra and Aqua satellites in Sumatra this morning, 353 hotspots were detected, with the ...
  • C. Kalimantan police arrest 95 forest and plantation fire setters
    6th October 2014
    The Central Kalimantan police have detained and named 95 people as suspects for setting fires in forest and plantation areas between January and October 3, 2014. They will be charged under the Criminal Law Procedures Code ...
  • Holes dug to cope with threat of flooding
    30th September 2014
    The Living Environment Board (BLH) of the regency of Barito Utara, Central Kalimantan plans to dig 120 holes to cope with the threat of possible flooding when rainy season comes.The holes called bio pore holes would be dug in ...
  • Rapid mangrove loss results in hefty economic losses: UN report
    30th September 2014
    Mangroves are being destroyed three to five times faster than the average rate of forests loss, causing emissions which cost billions of dollars annually, according to a new report launched by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) ...
  • Indonesia-US committed to overcome illegal fishing practices: Minister
    25th September 2014
    The government of the Republic of Indonesia and the United States of America are committed to overcome the illegal fishing practices in Indonesian waters, Maritime and Fisheries Affairs Minister Sharif Cicip Sutardjo said here ...
  • UNDP lauds Indonesia`s REDD+ efforts
    25th September 2014
    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has appreciated Indonesias REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) efforts in maintaining the condition of its forests. "UNDP commends the Government ...
  • Need better interstate cooperation to fight climate problems: Yudhoyono
    25th September 2014
    Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono emphasized the importance of enhancing the cooperation between countries to tackle the global climate problems. "We must double our efforts to cooperate with countries to ...
  • JAAN wants no dancing monkeys in Indonesia by 2016
    24th September 2014
    Concerned about their wellbeing, animal welfare group Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) wants Indonesia to be free of "dancing" monkeys by 2016. "Circuses commit violent acts against animals," Chief of JAAN Benvika said on ...
  • VP Boediono calls for preventive measures against forest fires
    24th September 2014
    Vice President Boediono has called on the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) to intensify preventive measures against forest fires. "I ask the National Disaster Mitigation Agency to prioritize ...
  • Trinidad and Tobago urges collective action on climate change
    24th September 2014
    Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday urged collective action from all mankind to fight climate change which the countys prime minister called was "the greatest environment threat of this century." "The greatest environment threat ...