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  • Fires in Wasur National Park

    September 21, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Sorong, Ekuatorial – The fire started in Wasur National Park in Sota district, Merauke, Papua. The fire spread along Trans-Papua highway, but no extinction yet. Head of Wasur National Park, Anggodo said that the fires started from outside the area and fueled by landowners. “Burning is common but not big fires. Burning by landowners to […]

  • Haze Disturb Air Transportation

    September 19, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Thick haze from land and forest fires are still covered Sumatra and Kalimantan. Flights to and from the airport disturbed. According to the Ministry of Transportation, there are 15 airports disturbed by haze: 1. Syamsuddin Noor Airport, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. Visibility is 500 meters. 2. Supadio Airport, Pontianak, West Kalimantan. Visibility is 500 meters. 3. […]

  • Japan Tested Firefighting Foam

    September 17, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Palangkaraya, Ekuatorial – Japan tested the effectiveness of the technology of foam for peat fire suppression, in experiments in Serbu Api team station, Kalampangan district, Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Wednesday (16/9). This cooperation involves the Center for International Cooperation in Sustainable Management of Tropical Peatland (CIMTROP) from University of Palangkaraya, the University of Kitakyushu Japan, and […]

  • Indigenous Council: For Whom the Waigeo Ring Road?

    September 17, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    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 […]

  • 30 Companies Investigated Over Haze in Riau

    September 17, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Pekanbaru, Ekuatorial – Riau Police investigated 30 companies due to land and forest fires in Riau Province. “There are 30 companies being investigated due to land and forest and fires. Now, we can’t mention the names of these companies,” said police’s special crime investigation unit deputy chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Ari Rahman, Thursday (17/9). Between […]

  • Police Arrest Company Executives Allegedly Involved in Land Fires

    September 16, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Pekanbaru, Ekuatorial – Riau Police arrest operations manager of PT Langgam Inti Hibrindo (LIH), Frans Katihokang in Agam, West Sumatra, Wednesday (16/9). He allegedly negligent, causing a fire in 530 hectares of their area. “After gathering information from dozens of witnesses, including expert witnesses, all point to him and we immediately arrested him,” said Deputy […]

  • Six Corporations Ignore Call from the City Council

    September 15, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Palangkaraya, Ekuatorial – Eleven corporations involved in the land burning in Central Kalimantan, but only five meet the call from the Commission B of City Council (DPRD) of Central Kalimantan for a joint meeting due to uncontrollable haze, Monday (14/9). The eleven companies are PT Kresna Agrokencana Sakti and PT Indo Sawit Jaya of South […]

  • Three Corporate Leaders Appointed for Land Burner Suspect

    September 15, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Palangkaraya, Ekuatorial – Regional Police of Central Kalimantan appointed three leaders of oil palm plantations as land burner suspect. Each served as President Director of PT Makmur Bersama Asia, Kuala Kapuas , PT Antang Sawit Perdana, Pulang Pisau, and PT Globlindo Alam Perkasa, Sampit. “Three people have become suspect. They are all president director,” said […]

  • Dozen Tons of Illegal Mangrove Seized

    September 15, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    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 […]

  • Haze Emergency, PSI in Pekanbaru Reach 1,065

    September 14, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Pekanbaru, Ekuatorial – The haze from forest and land fires residue in some areas in Riau adversely affect air quality. At 09.00, the Air Pollution Standard Index (PSI) in Pekanbaru reached 1,065 micrograms per cubic meter of air. Three times over a dangerous level. Riau status increased to haze emergency. “Determination of the status is […]

  • Thick Haze Compels Students in Palangkaraya to Stay Home

    September 10, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Palangkaraya, Ekuatorial – Thick haze in Central Kalimantan, Palangkaraya made local government announced holiday for elementary school and kindergarten student. This policy is valid from Wednesday, September 9, 2015, until the next week. “When the haze thicker then all students will be staying at home,” said Deputy Mayor of Palangkaraya, Mofit Saptono Subagyo. Junior and […]

  • Hotspots in Central Kalimantan Soared

    September 09, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Palangkaraya, Ekuatorial – The hotspots in Central Kalimantan soared in just three days. The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics monitored the 23 hotspots indicated as forest and land fires on September 7, 2015. The number rose to 1,295 hotspots on September 9, 2015. According to BMKG forecaster Palangkaraya, Alfond, they did not think the difference can […]


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