Farmers in East Flores no longer rely on cocoa to fulfill their basic needs. The youth are raising awareness, advocating adaptation to climate change.
Category: Nusa Tenggara
Savu cetaceans stranding: The jury is still out
Expert say underwater human activities interfere with navigation of marine mammals but more research and data needed to point cause of cetaceans stranding.
Better marine coordination needed to minimize cetaceans stranding
Expert say the occurrence of stranding is an alarm. While Indonesia still lacks resources to conduct further research into the cause of cetaceans stranding.
Noise pollution turns Savu Sea more treacherous for whale migration
For centuries the Savu Sea provided safe passage for whales migrating from Australia to Indonesia. Today, human activities is threatening cetaceans and its habitat.
Family farming and entrepreneurship: how Manggarai women build back better
Journalist Markus Makur looks closer at how women in Manggarai turn to family farming and entrepreneurship to survive thair flailing economy, following large scale social distancing regulation put in place by the local government, to curb the spread of the Novel Corona virus.
Drought Caused Harvest Failure in North Bolaang Mongondow
Boroko, Ekuatorial – Drought in North Bolaang Mongondow regency, North Sulawesi, began to have an impact on food production. Crop failure is predicted to hit hundreds of hectares of rice and corn fields. Head of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Plantation and Forestry of North Bolaang Mongondow, Syafrudin Pontoh, said that the drought impact on […]
Lampung’s dilemma between energy and forestry
Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – High Voltage Air Channels or SUTT development from Kemuning hill of North Lampung to Liwa and Krui in West Lampung got stalled due to forestry permit, said an official in Bandarlampung, on Thursday (16/4). “The 30 Megawatt channels covers 70 kilometers of area which passes through residents but also Bukit Barisan Selatan […]
Lives of 3000 people of Lemito threatened due to declining coral reefs in Tomini Bay
DEGORONTALO – Threatened coral reefs of Lemito sub district, Pohuwato, would eventually impacted its residents. “If coral reefs are destroyed then it will threaten food security, especially protein supply for 3,000 people of Lemito,” said Nilmawati of Destructive Fishing Watch (DFW), in a recent discussion held in AJI Gorontalo. Based on DFW data, fishermen of […]
Illegal sand mining threatening Bitung city
Bitung, Ekuatorial – At least 15 illegal sand mining operating in Bitung city of North Sulawesi threatening the small harbor city, said an official, in Bitung, on Monday (13/4). “From our data, at least 15 mining locations have no legal permits. If you count legal [mining] then there will be lots of mining sites in […]
Indonesian Army gives green energy lamp for Acehnese
Aceh Timur, Ekuatorial – The Indonesian Army on Tuesday (17/3) installed environmentally-friendly lamps, stoves, and gas for poor people with limited access to electricity in East Aceh. The programs dubbed as People’s Army Energy Saving Lamps (Lentera), People’s Villages Supervisory Non-Commissioned Officer Stove (Kombara), and People’s Army Gas Engine (Mogantara) were distributed by East Aceh […]