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 – As it was getting far to catch fish in addition to recent fuel price hike, fishermen were having hard times in Sorong, Papua, said a fisherman on Monday (12/4). “Our fish catch areas are far from coastal areas. We have to look for fish up to Batanta island, around 30 miles from […]
Jayapura, Jubi – Papua House of Representatives, Commission I, which oversees permit issues, had planned to submit illegal logging documents in Papua to the district attorney general as legislators stated they did not trust the police. Ruben Magay, member of Commission A, said that they did not trust ‘the brown corps’ not without reason as […]
Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Amid massive marine awareness campaign by government, activists on Wednesday (17/12) blasted permit given by ministry of forestry to turn natural forest of Aru Islands of northern Papua to become plantation. “We already know that Aru [island] is not suitable for plantation but permits were being issued. It is possible that they […]
Jakarta, Ekuatorial – New Minister Marine and Fisheries Affairs, Susi Pudjiastuti, promised to optimize the country’s marine potential. “Indonesia’s marine wealth is enormous but have yet to be managed,” said Pudjiastuti in Jakarta, on Tuesday (28/10). Furthermore, she said that one of her concerns was dealing with illegal fishing and over fishing in Indonesia. “We […]
The Papua provincial government should inform the public about the conditions of forests, an environmental group said. When Barnabas Suebu served as governor he dedicated 90 percent of Papua’s forests to efforts to mitigate climate change, but illegal logging has continued, said the director of Resource Management Development (RMD) Institute, Robert Mandosir, in Jayapura on […]
At the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday, Indonesia showcased its blue economy concept regarding the east and central provinces of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) and Nusa Penida in Bali.
At least 1.1 million hectares (2.72 million acres) of protected forest areas in North Maluku may disappear. This threat comes from the high number of mining licenses issued by district chiefs or regents every year. Read full article in Tempo.
Giant clams cultivation in Toli-Toli village, Soropia, Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi initiates by locals independently. They who are members of the group of Toli-toli Giant Clams Ocean Park Conservation Center since the last two years has been cultivated around 8000 of giant clams in various types and sizes. The loss of giant clams in the waters […]
Orangutans were not the only ones driven away from the fires at the Tripa peat swamp. Local residents have found the heat rising from the peatland forest unbearable. A primate’s charred skull, no larger than a tennis ball, lay under a scorched tree. No one said anything up to that point. But as soon as Tempo attempted to lift the object, two […]