Jungle Chef, Charles Toto explains how his ways of cooking using ingredients harvested from the forest is a way to preserve Papuan food culture and conserve the province’s lush rainforests.
Illegal logging in Papua can be bombed, Governor says
Sentani, Jubi –Governor of Papua Lukas Enembe said forests in Papua have been significantly damaged, including those in Paniai. When they are viewed from the air, there are no trees. “Thus geographically in 10-20 years from now, the two large islands of Papua and West Papua will drop out of the neck of the island […]
Lampung Port Police confiscates illegal turtles headed to Jakarta
Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – Bakauheni port police confiscated 41 Asiatic softshell turtles (amyda certilaginea) with no official documents, said an official, in Bandarlampung, on Wednesday (25/3). Feria Kurniawan, head of Bakauheni Port Police, said that they were found at the back of a white truck with police number BH 8888 GU from Jambi headed to Jakarta. […]
Govt needs to protect biodiversity : Kehati Foundation
Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Indonesia’s local biodiversity food was threatened as a result from weak food security planning from government, said an activist in Jakarta, on Tuesday (20/1). MS Sembiring, executive director of Kehati Foundation, said plants such as sago, taro plant, and yam can be found in Papua and Maluku, tubers can be found in […]
Coral Finder Able to Identify 80 Corals Genus
Bali, Ekuatorial – The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries noted, Indonesia has extensive coral reefs about 51.000 km2 or 18% of the total area of the coral reefs in the world. Unfortunately during the last 50 years, the decline in the quality of Indonesia’s coral reefs has increased from 10% to 50% based on […]
Cops Nab Alleged Turtle Smuggler in Bali
Police foiled an alleged attempt to smuggle rare green turtles from Bali’s mainland to nearby Serangan Island on Tuesday — the latest arrest in a string of turtle smuggling busts to hit the popular tourist destination, as reported by Antara News. A 56-year-old man, identified as Sangkalan, was arrested early this morning after police officers […]
Jakarta Post: Bali Island Powerless for Three Hours
Bali experienced a three-hour total blackout on Saturday evening following a technical issue on one of the extra-high voltage power lines (SUTT) in the Banyuwangi grid in East Java. The Bali office of state electricity company (PLN) reported that the SUTT unit, located in Situbondo, near Banyuwangi, was struck by lightning during a downpour on […]
Extractive Company Interfere, Anoa in Gorontalo Declining
The endemic wildlife of Sulawesi, Anoa (Bubalus spp.) in Gorontalo on the wane. In addition to the amount due to poaching, population decline was due to endemic forest loss that has been earmarked for mining and plantation purposes. According to researcher of Anoa from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Abdul Haris Mustari, Anoa population is steadily […]
Tons of Trash Litter Kuta Beach
For the past four days, Kuta Beach in Bali has hosted over 15 tons of garbage resulting in one of the world’s top beach destinations to look more like the slums.
Coral Adoption Program Attracts Tourists, Boosts Economy
A community-based coral rehabilitation program developed by fishermen on Serangan island has attracted more tourists to Serangan to adopt coral. It has also boosted the economy of people living in the area.