Four cattle-ranching firms have acquired permits for an area covering almost 62,000 hectares on Trangan Island, one of the most pristine of the Aru Archipelago. Mongabay Indonesia explores how this came to be.
Indonesia’s well-conserved Aru Islands may soon be taken over by cattle ranching stretching across almost 62,000 hectares, including 16 villages home to the area’s Indigenous people.
Indonesia relies heavily on coal, but China no longer favors overseas coal power—the energy poor get caught in between.
A study reveals that plastic waste is threatening the phytoplankton population in the Sea of Ternate City, North Maluku, and predicts its extinction in the next 20 to 30 years.
Besides having ecological benefits, mangroves are also used for medicinal purposes and the Tidore Islands community, have been reaping benefit from the plant for generations.
The Jokowi administration embarks on a quest to making Indonesia the centre for electric vehicle industry. But villagers in East Halmahera are not convinced the industry is environmentally friendly.
Fishermen in East Halmahera are struggling with dwindling catch as they fend off barges that spew waste into the sea. While PT Aneka Tambang continues to sow profit.
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 […]
A researcher from the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography Florida names a newly-identified crustacean found in Indonesian water after British music legend Elton John, NBC News reported. L.eltoni, the crustacean, is found inside other invertebrate in a commensal relationship. Thomas said that he name the crustacean after Elton John to show his respect […]
The Tuban Regency administration in East Java has asked the Join Operating Body Pertamina Pertrochina East Java (JOB-PPEJ) to take responsibility for the marine biota damages caused by a leak in the oil pipeline since Thursday, August 20, 2015. “They must be responsible for restoring the damaged marine ecosystem at the Palang District,” Tuban deputy […]