Saturday, 20th December 2014
Environment
  • 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, ...
  • 3,900 firefighters battle China forest fire
    27th May 2014
    About 3,900 firefighters are scrambling to put out a forest fire in southwest Chinas Yunnan Province, local authorities said on Monday (May 26). The fire, which broke out on Saturday afternoon in the city of Anning, has ...
  • Batam to have two botanical gardens
    25th May 2014
    Batam City, Riau Islands Province, will have two botanical gardens having different functions, to be located respectively in Nongsa Sub-district and Galang Island. A botanical garden measuring 86 hectares would be developed ...
  • LIPI plans to build botanical garden in Wakatobi
    24th May 2014
    The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) is planning to build a botanical garden in Wakatobi district, Southeast Sulawesi Province, stated Wakatobi district head Hugua."The Wakatobi district government has asked LIPI to build ...
  • WCRC in Manado considered a major success
    19th May 2014
    The international World Coral Reef Conference (WCRC) held on May 13--16, 2014, in Manado, North Sulawesi, was a major success, noted Governor Sinyo Harry Sarundajang. The North Sulawesi governor stated here on Monday that ...
  • Indonesia Approves Blue Swimming Crab Harvest Control Rule
    17th May 2014
    Indonesias blue swimming crab stakeholders have approved an adaptive harvest control rule to ensure a sustainable fishery in the country, an Indonesian Blue Swimming Crab Processing Association (APRI) official said. The ...
  • Coral reefs as sustainer of food security
    16th May 2014
    Coral reefs, the major topic of discussion in the World Coral Reef Conference (WCRC) in Manado, on May 14-16, 2014, are being looked at for sustaining food security and saving the world from global warming. Officially ...
  • Three key problems encountered in preservation of coral reefs: Kiara
    16th May 2014
    The Peoples Coalition for Fishery Justice (Kiara) highlighted the three key issues of illegal fish catching equipment, coastal reclamations, and mining activities being encountered in the preservation of coral reefs. "The ...
  • Yogyakarta zoo has potential to host 21st SEAZA conference
    16th May 2014
    The Gembira Loka Zoo of Yogyakarta has the potential to host the 21st Southeast Asian Zoos Association (SEAZA) conference for the 2016-2017 period. The Gembira Loka Zoos (GLZoo) General Director Tirtodiprojo stated in ...