Sand mining activities along the banks of the Begawan Solo River have led to many negative environmental impacts in the region, from noise pollution to infrastructure damage to dangerous riverbank erosion.
Urban dwellers are increasingly more aware of the impacts of climate change. Residents of Bandar Lampung City are taking concrete actions to protect their environment.
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
The issuance of the Regional Regulation on the Recognition of the Mentawai Indigenous Peoples provides legal protection for Indigenous rights at the district level. However, new laws and inaction by the central government have paved the way for timber companies to exploit their land, natural resources and culture.
Fish bombings and coastal sand mining are increasingly threatening the marine ecosystem of the Wakatobi National Park and livelihood of the local community.
As well as threatening the home of the critically endangered Tapanuli orangutan, environmentalists say the Batang Toru hydropower plant jeopardises the livelihoods of 130,000 people and increases the risk of landslides.
The number of cyclists in cities increased significantly during the pandemic. Experts say local administrations should use the trend as an opportunity to upgrade public transportation system in a bid to improve air quality.
Ecotourism in West Kalimantan introduces an application for the adoption of mangrove trees. The community can support and monitor conservation efforts.
High hopes surrounded the Social Forestry program in the Batang Anai region, West Sumatera. Ecotourism activities that started in 2013 stopped operating soon after, while supporting facilities crumbled.
The Jokowi administration embarks on a quest to making Indonesia the centre for electric vehicle industry. But villagers in East Halmahera are not convinced the industry is environmentally friendly.