Protecting the Last Forest of Lamandau

The young generation of Kubung Village, Central Kalimantan continues to instil diligence amongst themselves, to protect their forest that is rich with local fruits such as jengkol, durian and lanzones and are the main source of income for the indigenous Dayak Tomun. The movement is also part of their effort to reject oil palm plantation expansion in their village.

Minister of Environment and Forestry: No More Licensing for Peatland Concessions

Ekuatorial, Palangka Raya – Government take firm action against the exploitation of peatland, which is to stop giving forest management concessions to the company. “The Ministry of Environment and Forestry will not provide new licenses for peatland. This is in accordance with instructions of the president,” said Minister Siti Nurbaya, on the sidelines of President […]

Village-owned Enterprises (BUMDes) as a Solution

Chairman of KTH “Jasema”, Sugiyono, carried a stack of documents. It contains loan application letters from the members of the cooperative. In each letter listed the fund amounts to be borrowed and the signature of a husband and wife who borrowed. “So that, the husband and wife know the loan amount and not diverted,” said […]

Certified Wood from Terong Village

The drought reached its peak at the end of September. In Terong village in Bantul regency, Central Java, the teak tree began leafless, the soil harden. However, the sources of water in these hills still produce clear water. In some areas, paddy is still green. Contrast with the surrounding deciduous trees. The paddy did not […]

Sunda slow loris and Javan langur Smuggling Foiled

Tahuna, Ekuatorial – Port Security Unit (PSU) of Tahuna, Sangihe Islands Regency, North Sulawesi foiled the smuggling of 23 Sunda slow lorises (Nycticebus javanicus) and two Javan langur (Trachypithecus auratus). These protected animals to be smuggled from Manado to Philippine. These endemic animals are smuggled by commercial ships operating in sea route between Indonesia and […]

Fires in Wasur National Park

Sorong, Ekuatorial – The fire started in Wasur National Park in Sota district, Merauke, Papua. The fire spread along Trans-Papua highway, but no extinction yet. Head of Wasur National Park, Anggodo said that the fires started from outside the area and fueled by landowners. “Burning is common but not big fires. Burning by landowners to […]