Sulawesi is home to unique flora and fauna, increasingly endangered by mining and deforestation activities. Anoa, an endemic species of wild water buffalo, is on the brink of extinction. Two EJN-supported stories have pushed policymakers to establish a captive breeding center for anoa conservation
North Sulawesi has a high risk of disease transmission from wild animals to domestic livestock and humans. Apart from the rich biodiversity of the island, the local habit of meat consumption exposes communities to zoonotic diseases.
North Sulawesi is an endemic area of rabies and boasts the highest number of deaths in Indonesia. Dog population that exceeds the number of vaccines and low public awareness are to blame for the prevalence of the disease.
Degradation of green spaces and impacts of climate change are threatening to sink Gorontalo City. A research predicts the coastal city in Sulawesi will be under water by 2050
Fish bombings and coastal sand mining are increasingly threatening the marine ecosystem of the Wakatobi National Park and livelihood of the local community.
The practice in consuming anoa’s meat is slowing down conservation effort of this near extinct species. However conservationists together with rehabilitations centres and zoos continue work to prevent this endemic species from Sulawesi, from extinction.
Lion Air cancelled 35 flights to and from Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, for safety reasons after Mount Raung spews volcanic ashes. “The authorities will close the airport from 1 to 6pm [local time],” said Lion Air Director Edward Sirait in a statement on Wednesday. The decision also affected all […]
Following Geothermal Energy development by Chevron at Mount Ciremai area in West Java, many rumors erupted. One silly issue says Ciremai have been sold by the government at the price of Rp 60 trillion to Chevron Geothermal Ltd. This issue is considered as a reflection the complexity of developing geothermal energy in Indonesia. [Story by […]
At least 80 homes in Denpasar, Bali, were damaged by a tropical cyclone, also known as ‘puting beliung‘, that hit the city at around 2:00 p.m. local time. The Denpasar Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) said on Wednesday that ten out of these 80 were severely damaged.