Tuesday, 29th July 2014
Environment
  • Satellite detects 1,046 hotspots from forest fires in Sumatra
    1st March 2014
    The Terra and Aqua satellite has detected 1,046 hotspots from forest, plantation and peatland fires across Sumatra Island, it was reported Saturday morning. "Of the total number, 963 were found in Riau Province. The number ...
  • Fires scorch 6,000 hectares of land, forests in Riau
    1st March 2014
    Six thousand hectares of land and forests were destroyed by fire in Riau province, according to a disaster mitigation agency official. "Based on data taken through aerial and land surveys, the land and forests that ...
  • Strict law enforcement ordered against forest fire perpetrators
    28th February 2014
    As haze shrouded Sumatras cities over the past two months, President Yudhoyono has ordered strict law enforcement to deal with forest fires mostly set deliberately and unlawfully to clear land for plantation and farming. To ...
  • Indonesia prioritizes saving of Javan, Sumatran rhinos
    27th February 2014
    The population of one-horned Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) and two-horned Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is believed to have increased quite encouragingly over the past few years. Last years video ...
  • Indonesian president orders enforcement of laws to prevent land fires
    27th February 2014
    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered enforcement of laws to prevent and tackle smog caused by forest or land fires especially against corporations to give a deterrent effect, a minister said. Coordinating Minister ...
  • Four tigers wander around as their habitat catches fire
    27th February 2014
    Four Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) were wandering in the area where fire brigade personnel were extinguishing a fire engulfing a forest, which is a tiger habitat, in the Bukit Batu subdistrict, Bengkalis, Riau ...
  • Haze from Riau will not disperse to Singapore and Malaysia
    24th February 2014
    The haze from the Riau Province in Sumatra will not disperse to Singapore and Malaysia, although a total of 1,234 hotspots have been detected in the province, according to the local Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics ...
  • Visibility only 50 meters in Riau due to haze
    24th February 2014
    The worsening forest fires in some areas of Riau Province has reduced the visibility to about only 50 meters, an analyst from local Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Ardhitama stated here on Monday. "The ...
  • 46 elephants found dead in riau in three years : WWF
    23rd February 2014
    A total of 46 elephants were found dead in Riau province between 2011 and 2014, with most of them without ivory, spokesman to WWFs Riau branch Syamsidar said here on Sunday. Quoting data collected by WWF, Syamsidar said in ...
  • 10 people named as suspects in Riau`s forested land fires
    23rd February 2014
    The Environment Ministry has named 10 people charged with setting fire to forested land in Riau Province last year. They were all named as suspects at the end of last year, deputy for environment law to the environment ...