Village-owned Enterprises (BUMDes) as a Solution

Chairman of KTH “Jasema”, Sugiyono, carried a stack of documents. It contains loan application letters from the members of the cooperative. In each letter listed the fund amounts to be borrowed and the signature of a husband and wife who borrowed. “So that, the husband and wife know the loan amount and not diverted,” said […]

Certified Wood from Terong Village

The drought reached its peak at the end of September. In Terong village in Bantul regency, Central Java, the teak tree began leafless, the soil harden. However, the sources of water in these hills still produce clear water. In some areas, paddy is still green. Contrast with the surrounding deciduous trees. The paddy did not […]

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Sorong, West Papua

Sorong, Ekuatorial – Magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Sorong, West Papua. The earthquake occurred at 00:53 local time. “Preliminary data collected from the General Hospital of Sele Be Solu, five people seriously injured, while 34 people were minor injured. A total of 257 buildings damaged, “said Chief of Sorong Regional Disaster Management Agency, Peter Korisano. He […]

Sunda slow loris and Javan langur Smuggling Foiled

Tahuna, Ekuatorial – Port Security Unit (PSU) of Tahuna, Sangihe Islands Regency, North Sulawesi foiled the smuggling of 23 Sunda slow lorises (Nycticebus javanicus) and two Javan langur (Trachypithecus auratus). These protected animals to be smuggled from Manado to Philippine. These endemic animals are smuggled by commercial ships operating in sea route between Indonesia and […]

Indigenous Council: For Whom the Waigeo Ring Road?

Sorong, Ekuatorial – Indigenous Council of Mayans, Raja Ampat questioned the central government’s policies since opening the Waigeo Ring Road on Waigeo Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua. That 757 kilometers road are considered at risk from illegal logging and conservation of Papua’s endemic birds, red Cendrawasih (bird of paradise) and Wilson Cenderawasih. “Actually, for whom […]

Dozen Tons of Illegal Mangrove Seized

Aceh Tamiang, Ekuatorial – Forest Management Unit (FMU) of Region III Aceh seized 17 tons of illegal mangrove during forest surveillance operations in Aceh Tamiang, Aceh on September 14, 2015. “Allegedly those illegal mangrove wood from protected forest and production forest in Pusong Kapal village mangrove area, Seruway, Aceh Tamiang,” said Head of FMU of […]