Sulawesi is home to unique flora and fauna, increasingly endangered by mining and deforestation activities. Anoa, an endemic species of wild water buffalo, is on the brink of extinction. Two EJN-supported stories have pushed policymakers to establish a captive breeding center for anoa conservation
Despite reports on how coal industry is damaging the environment and harming children, four major banks continue to funnel money into coal miners’ coffers. Project Multatuli and 350.org dig deeper.
Living in cramped barracks with no access to education, these are the children earning $6 a day at one of Indonesia’s most profitable paper companies.
Community-led waste banks can be key in tackling waste in the upstream. If optimised, more than 70% of Jakarta’s waste does not need to end up in Bantargebang.
An expert say Indonesia is yet to have a waste management blueprint. Waste power plant is seen as short and middle term solution to stop waste from contaminating the environment.
North Sulawesi has a high risk of disease transmission from wild animals to domestic livestock and humans. Apart from the rich biodiversity of the island, the local habit of meat consumption exposes communities to zoonotic diseases.
North Sulawesi is an endemic area of rabies and boasts the highest number of deaths in Indonesia. Dog population that exceeds the number of vaccines and low public awareness are to blame for the prevalence of the disease.
Pekalongan residents clean the environment from potential mosquito breeding places to reduce the risk of spreading filariasis. Expert say one health approach is needed to overcome further spread.
As their habitat continues to shrink due to deforestation, the indigenous Orang Rimba group becomes more vulnerable, including to threat of the zoonotic malaria. Local authority is looking at One Health as a future solution to prevent outbreak.
The Semarang City has been dubbed as quite successful in its efforts to tackle dengue. However, experts say climate change presents new threats and will potentially trigger a rise in cases.