Sunday, 26th October 2014
Environment
  • 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 ...
  • Indonesian hotspots still need prompt response
    30th July 2014
    Indonesian forest fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra, particularly in Riau Province, where fires have burnt 25 thousand hectares of forest and land this year, still require speedy actions. As forest fires are increasing in ...
  • NOAA18 satellite detects 98 hotspots in Sumatra
    30th July 2014
    The United States NOAA18 satellite operated by Singapore has detected 98 hotspots in Sumatra on Tuesday, of which 37 were in Riau province, according to an official from the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD). "The ...
  • Bali earns US$1million from people`s plantations
    27th July 2014
    Bali earned more than US$1 million from exports of commodities from peoples plantations in the past five months from January to May this year, up from only US$442,000 in the same period before, a local trade official said. ...
  • LIPI has two more botanical gardens
    19th July 2014
    The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) has set up two new botanical gardens in Batam, Riau Islands and in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, LIPI spokesperson, Siti Nuramaliati Prijono, said. "We will inaugurate the ...
  • Indonesia supports YPTB in settling montara sea pollution dispute
    18th July 2014
    The government of Indonesia fully supports steps taken by the Yayasan Peduli Timor Barat (YPTB) in seeking to settle the dispute over oil pollution of Timor sea as a resutl of the explosion of a Montara oil refinery in August, ...
  • Deforestation in Indonesia increased after moratorium: a study
    1st July 2014
    A study published by Nature Climate Change revealed that the deforestation rate in Indonesia increased despite the forestry moratorium being enforced since May 2011. Green Peace Southeast Asias Forest campaigner Yutun ...
  • 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 ...