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 […]
Sorong, Ekuatorial – Fishing using bombs still rife in the waters of Fam and Miosmanggara island, West Waigeo District, Raja Ampat, West Papua. Chairman of the Indigenous Council of Mayans, Kristian Thebu, said that there is a lack of Patrol. Due to the recurrence of fish bombing, three villages namely Fam Village, Saobabu Village, and […]
Sorong, Ekuatorial – Despite of early warning on high tides, people were still running about their routines either to sold coconut or to fish in the sea, said a local villager of Soop island, Sorong district, last week. “[The] south season has come with high tide but we are used to sign nature’s signs, such […]
Sorong, Ekuatorial – Environment will be officially taught in elementary schools in Raja Ampat district of Papua starting in the new school academic year, said an official. “For the 2015 academic year, environment education will be able to be taught not only in elementary schools located in conservation areas but the whole schools,” said Martha […]