The Aru Islands are rich in cultural and biodiversity. Many Aru Indigenous people are worried their traditions, Aru’s flora and fauna and the relationship between the two could be threatened by the onset of large-scale cattle ranching.
Cattle ranching may threaten karts ecosystem, water resources in Aru, Indonesia
Development of large-scale cattle ranching in Trangan, the largest island in Indonesia’s South Aru district, may threaten its water resources.
What happens when investors make a cattle call on ranching Indonesia’s Aru Islands?
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.
Ecosystems and indigenous people at risk if cattle ranching begins in Indonesia’s Aru Islands
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.
Coal fever in Indonesia
Indonesia relies heavily on coal, but China no longer favors overseas coal power—the energy poor get caught in between.
Plastic waste threatens phytoplankton population of sea off Ternate
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.
Communities in Tidore Islands rely on mangroves for remedies
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.
Electric vehicle dream is costing East Halmahera its environment
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.
East Halmahera fishermen face the brunt of environmental degradation
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.
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 […]