Thursday, 26th May 2016
Environment
  • President Jokowi urges governors to allocate budget to prevent forest fires
    19th January 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on provincial governors across Indonesia to allocate budget for implementing the forest fire prevention program in their respective regions. To this end, Papua Governor Lukas Enembe ...
  • President bans permits for peatland cultivation
    18th January 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the ban on the issuance of new licenses for cultivation on peatland was intended to prevent fires that are difficult to extinguish. "I want to emphasize that new permits for (cultivation) ...
  • Marine pollution affects dugong habitat in Riau islands water: Official
    18th January 2016
    The habitat of the dugong mammals in Riau Islands Province has been affected by pollution in the Malaka waters, leading to a diminishing population of the sea animals, an official said here on Monday. Head of marine and ...
  • Indonesia discusses efforts to prevent forest fires
    18th January 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and officers discussed efforts to prevent forest fires in Indonesia in 2016, including the involvement of the private sector. The coordination meeting was held on Monday at 16.15 pm local ...
  • Greenpeace hails establishment of Peatland Restoration Agency
    15th January 2016
    Greenpeace has hailed the governments decision to establish a Peatland Restoration Agency and the appointment of environmental activist Nazir Foead as its chief. "It is a good initial step. The agency, however, will be ...
  • La Nina forecast to begin in September 2016
    15th January 2016
    The natural phenomenon of La Nina, which usually triggers a heavy rainy season in Indonesia, is forecast to begin in September 2016, according to the national meteorological, climatology and geophysics agency (BMKG). "We ...
  • Indonesia to restore damaged peat lands in five years
    13th January 2016
    Indonesia expects to restore two million hectares of peat lands, damaged by fires last year, within the next five years, presidential spokesman Johan Budi said here on Wednesday. To achieve this aim, the Indonesian ...
  • RI serious about handling damage to peatland: President
    13th January 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has stressed that Indonesia is serious about handling the damage to the countrys peatland, as is clear from the setting up of a peatland restoration agency. "We can convince the international ...
  • President announces establishment of peatland restoration agency
    13th January 2016
    President Joko Widodo announced the establishment of a peat agency at the Merdeka Palace here on Wednesday to restore the peatland areas destroyed by fires in the country last year. "As we all know, forest fires had ...
  • Environment ministry to establish peat land restoration agency
    12th January 2016
    The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry will establish a Peatland Restoration Agency for land conservation and fire prevention. Secretary General of the Ministry Bambang Handroyono said here on Tuesday that a ...