BMKG Monitor Hotspots in Aceh, Sumut, and Riau

Based on the monitoring of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agent (BMKG), South Sumatra is still safe from hotspots that could potentially cause fire of forest and plantations, although the last few days several provinces in Sumatra started being detected many hotspots. [Read full text on Green Journalist]  

Protected forests razed by fire in Riau

Fire, allegedly started by reckless land clearing activities, has ravaged through two conservation forest areas in Riau. According to data from the Riau Natural Resource Conservation Center (BBKSDA), the two areas were Bungkuk conservation hill in Kampar regency and the Nature Tourism Park in Dumai city.

Cargo Ship Leaking Hazardous Chemical in Sibolga Waters

Caraka Jaya Niaga III ship has accidentally leaked hazardous chemical into the waters at Sambas Harbor, Sibolga, North Sumatra. The ship of Meratus Lines shipping company was carrying chemicals that belong to PT Agincourt Resources which is currently operating gold mine in South Tapanuli.

BKSDA Patrols for Leopard Appearance in Banyumas

The residents of Dawuhan Kulon village, Banyumas, Central Java have been restless about the appearance of an allegedly Javan leopard (Panthera pardus melas). Central Java Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) has started the monitoring to prevent further human-leopard conflict that might happen. “We were patrolling around the village on Thursday night to make sure the story […]

Monkeys Invade Farmlands in Gunungkidul

The rain that was coming late this season was assumed to be the cause of the recent monkey invasions into some farmlands in Ponjong district, Gunungkidul regency, Yogyakarta. “The monkeys invaded the farmlands because they ran out of food resources on the hills, many plantations were withered since there was no rain,” said the District Head […]

More Wild Birds Discovered on Java Island

The Yogyakarta Special Region (DIY) contains 67 percent of Java’s wild birds. In 1995, there were only 140 recorded wild birds in this region, yet by 2013 as many as 338 wild birds were discovered. There are 508 types of wild birds on the island of Java.

Neglected News Arises From The Birds of Paradise

Birds of paradise, perhaps widely known by most Indonesian people from the illustration of 1995’s banknote Rp 20.000 or 1971’s coins Rp 50. The legendary model, which is called Cendrawasih in Bahasa Indonesia, has extensively been studied of its species diversity and distribution. However, its behavior in the wilds had never been recorded and studied, […]