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  • Normal routines for Sorong people amid high tide warnings

    July 09, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Sorong, Ekuatorial – Despite of early warning on high tides, people were still running about their routines either to sold coconut or to fish in the sea, said a local villager of Soop island, Sorong district, last week. “[The] south season has come with high tide but we are used to sign nature’s signs, such […]

  • Gemstone mining in Tincep village destroys forest

    July 07, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Tondano, Ekuatorial – Massive gemstone mining in Minahasa had taken its toll potentially damaging forest areas in Tincep village, Sonder district, Minahasa, Tincep head village, Rommy Dapu, said that villagers kept on hunting for gemstone and were difficult to be stopped. Up to Monday (6/7), local villagers have managed to dig at least to 20 […]

  • Lampung govt prepares 70 artesian wells to anticipate drought

    July 06, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – To anticipate long dry season, Bandarlampung administration is planning to create 70 artesian wells in areas prone to drought, such as Kedaton, Koga, Panjang, Sukabumi, and Kaliawi sub districts, said Bandarlampung Mayor Herman HN. “For this year, local government also prepares clean water.” said Herman adding that water supply was sufficient in […]

  • Limited authority for civil servant investigators hinders fights against illegal wildlife crimes

    July 01, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Medan, Ekuatorial – Limited authority to apprehend illegal wildlife traders had caused civil servant investigators losing fights against the crime as culprits were easily released by the police, said P. Turnip, civil servant investigator coordinator of Leuser Mountain National Park, on Monday (29/6). Turnip cited recent case of two men, Zamaas and Albab, arrested for […]

  • Waste volume rises up during fasting month in Lampung

    June 29, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – Entering tenth day of fasting month of Ramadhan, waste volume has been increasing significantly, said an official, in Bandarlampung. Bandarlampung Sanitary and Park agency recorded 10 to 20 percent rise to a total of 850 tons of waste per day. “If we observe trend from previous years, waste volume tend to rise […]

  • Govt to conduct census on Bornean orangutan

    June 26, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Palangka Raya, Ekuatorial – Following increasing conflicts between human and orangutan, officials and NGOs were planning to conduct census on its population, habitat, and threat for Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii or Bornean orangutan. Nandang Prinadi, chief of Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation agency, underlined the importance for government agencies and NGOs focusing on orangutan protection to […]

  • Mercury poisoning found in Bengawan Solo river, research says

    June 26, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Wonogiri, Ekuatorial – A research on Thursday (26/6) revealed high level of mercury found in Bengawan Solo river due to massive gold mining. Based on research conducted by University of Sebelas Maret. mercury level in the area has exceeded its standard, which is 0,002 milligrams per liter. “Mercury level should be 0 in accordance to […]

  • President Jokowi reiterates his pledges for indigenous people

    June 26, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – After several delays, indigenous people representatives finally met with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo who reiterated his pledges to solve their problems, especially on land conflicts and discrimination, in the palace, on Thursday (25/6). “It was a very remarkable meeting because the President welcomes all of AMAN’s [People’s Alliance of the Archipelago] ideas […]

  • Police investigates orangutan burning posted on facebook

    June 24, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Pangkalan Bun, Ekuatorial – After mounting protests through social media, police and West Kotawaringin Natural Resources Conservation Agency tracked down facebook account owner which displayed a man burning an orangutan. Officials managed to track down the truck’s plate, KH 9563 GC, which was shown in the ‘Polo Panitia Hari Kiamat’ page to West Kotawaringin (Kobar), […]


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