Tuesday, 30th September 2014
Environment
  • Papua needs more forest rangers
    1st July 2014
    Indonesias easternmost province of Papua is in need of more rangers to protect the forests from damage and illegal logging activities. Due to inadequate number of rangers, the forests in Papua are now facing serious threat ...
  • Jayapura faces shortage of forest police
    30th June 2014
    The district of Jayapura in Papua province lacks adequate forest police to protect over 1.3 million hectares of forest, noted local Forestry Department Chief Nataniel Membri. "Today, we have only 12 rangers to cover the ...
  • ADB to promote low-carbon technology in Indonesia
    27th June 2014
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will promote low-carbon technology in Indonesia and other developing countries of Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, Maldives, Mongolia, Palau, and Viet Nam. An ADB ...
  • Indonesia environment ministry initiates low-sulfur fuel movement
    27th June 2014
    The Indonesia Environment Ministry has initiated a national movement aimed at promoting the use of low-sulfur fuel oil to reduce air pollution from the transportation sector. "We hope that in the next five years the public ...
  • Global warming affect most of Indonesian area: Forestry minister
    18th June 2014
    Indonesia is considered as one of the developing countries that is worst affected by global warming, because Indonesia has thousands of islands and many are small, Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan said. Zulkifli said the ...
  • Norway plans to strengthen polar bear conservation
    14th June 2014
    The Norwegian government plans to strengthen the conservation of polar bears by proposing to include them in the list of wild animals protected by the Bonn Convention, the Norwegian news agency NTB reported on Friday. The ...
  • VP Boediono warns of larger risk of forest fires
    12th June 2014
    Indonesian vice president Boediono has warned of a larger risk of forest fires in the country due to a possible intense and longer drought caused by the El Nino phenomena. "We must reduce the risk of forest fires. I appeal ...
  • Fishery ministry warns against breeding of foreign fish species
    11th June 2014
    The marine and fishery ministry has warned of extinction of Indonesian endemic fish species with the breeding of foreign fish species in Indonesian waters. Extinction of certain endemic fish species in a number of ...
  • Komodo dragon found dead at Surabaya zoo - (d)
    2nd June 2014
    A four-year-old male komodo dragon was found dead in its cage at the Surabaya Zoo on Monday morning. The komodo was found dead at around 08.00 a.m. local time, when a zookeeper cleaned its cage, spokesman of the zoo Agus ...
  • Drought likely to trigger forest fires in Riau province
    28th May 2014
    The Riau Province is currently experiencing a drought, which has the potential to trigger forest, peat land, and plantation fires. "As I had earlier informed, starting late May, Riau is experiencing a drought," Ardhitama, ...