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.
Excessive water exploitation has lead to the drying up of rivers and paddy fields in villages of Kudus district. Efforts have been taken including the prohibition of selling surface water from Mount Muria but water discharge is yet to improve. Water scarcity in Kudus calls for concerted effort in the conservation of protected forest of Mount Muria.
The 5th Conference, organised by the government of Indonesia will take place in Bali, on 29 and 30 October 2018. Since the successful generation of commitments totalling about USD18 billion, the conference aims to demonstrate significant progress on past commitments and inspire new ones for the continuation of efforts to protect the oceans.
Since the 2000s, Sekaran villagers have stopped using water spring sources due to declining environmental condition. From digging wells to planting trees, villagers learn to work together with academics to address looming water crisis. Read More.
20 young journalists in Dili took part in a workshop aimed to increase their skill and capacity in environmental reporting. Topics covered include waste management, biodiversity and disaster risk management. The workshop is part of a series of programs designed by Fundasaun Media Development Centre (FMDC) to strengthen journalists’ capacity in environmental reporting.
As natural water wells dwindle and awareness of environmental degradation increases, villagers of Bismo Keteleng and Tambakboyo in Batang District, Central Java join hands in preserving water springs and building water wells to meet clean water demand in their village and surrounding areas.
After years of preserving the bamboo forest, villagers of Sumbermujur of East Java are bearing the fruit of their hard labor, as water continues to flow from the Deling spring, allowing them to continue farming, consume clean water even during the dry season. Read more.
With abundant production of corn, Grobogan district administration aims to transform corn rice into alternative staple. A continuous effort in empowering its female farmers to process corn into more consumer-friendly products, may come into fruition. Read more.
Husband and wife, Gede Kresna and Ayu Gayatri, built Rumah Intaran, an eco-house that developed into a learning studio for students and farmers to learn about green architecture, green living and green farming. Anita Syafitri Arif has more.
Long time crop in South Sulawesi, jewawut or known as millet, is nearly abandoned by local people following challenges to develop the plant. Kaluppini tribe of Enrekang district, South Sulawesi, continue to grow the plant to preserve their indigenous ceremony and maintain their cultural identity.
Bongkoran farmers of Wongsorejo, Banyuwangi district of East Java, who have occupied lands under the Dutch colonialization in the 10402, found themselves still struggling to get their lands to be recognized by the state nearly five decades later. Tensions between farmers, a local cotton manufacturer and local government continue to mount amid efforts to revive the Agrarian Reform by the Joko Widodo administration. Read full article here.
North Maluku administration is gearing up to leave its dependence on rice and switch to sago, its local food. The local government is planning to reinforce the consumption sago through policies and technology. A move that was met with enthusiasm by local people who are struggling to keep up with the rising price of rice. Read full report here.
Teachers of 213 State Junior High School of East Jakarta took a different approach to teach their students about natural sciences. The greening initiative quickly shift to learning how to grow their own food and better understanding of how and where food comes from. Helena E. Rea has more.
Humans are predicted to be producing up to 12 billion waste by 2050. While each year, at least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean. Among this mass waste is microplastic – a plastic with less than five millimeter diameter that is making its way into the human body system. It enters through bottled water, tap water and cosmetics.
For engineer Syahruddin and wife Tri Mulyani, farming started out as a hobby. But with peer support and an increasing demand for healthier lifestyle and produce, their Omega hydroponic farm is helping their community to become more aware of and resilient to environmental degradation and climate change. Read their story.
SORONG, Papua — Sorong Police have confiscated hundreds of Papuan endemic animals and body parts of protected species from a trader house in Rufei district, Sorong, West Papua.
North Sumatra Marine Police have foiled an attempt to smuggle hundreds of pangolins, Wednesday (11/11). These protected animals smuggled by KM Rezeki Abadi GT 5, with Malaysia as the final destination. “All the crew members who are citizens of Belawan cannot show the letters. When checked, we found 103 pangolins,” said Chief of North Sumatra […]
After thwarting a smuggling attempt of 15 tons of fish, the Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry (KKP), together with Marine Resources and Fisheries Monitoring Post (PSDKP) of Timika and Timika Resort Police has thwarted another smuggling attempt of pig-nosed turtles (Carettochelys insculpta). “We have secured 3,230 pig-nosed turtles packed in 190 plastic boxes from smuggling […]
Indonesia’s agriculture ministry is making preparations in anticipation of the natural phenomena El Nino, which usually leads to a very wet and prolonged rainy season in the region. The anticipatory measures are crucial to mitigate the impact of La Nina on agricultural crop production, Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman said on Wednesday. “The BMKG (the Meteorology, […]
Pekanbaru, Ekuatorial– A total of 36 conflicts in the tens of thousands of hectares of plantation area in Riau province still unfinished. According to Scale Up, plantation conflicts that occur during January to December 2015 has become the most dominant cause of the conflict from a total of 55 conflicts over natural resources in the […]
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo opened the largest sago plant in Indonesia on Friday. The plant will be operated by state-owned forestry firm Perum Perhutani and the plant could boost sago production for domestic needs and exports. The plant, located in Kais, West Papua, officially started its operations on Jan 1, Antara news agency reported on […]
In addition to becoming an exotic diving spot, the Raja Ampat national park in West Papua, is also known as a place where fishermen hunt sharks for its fins. On Saturdy last week, a dive master in Raja Ampat discovered a dead grey shark without its fins. Hananta, a senior diver and member of the […]
A group of concerned scientists, researchers, environmentalists and agrarian activists launched a petition on Tuesday calling on the government to take aggressive action to stop what they deemed the ongoing ecological destruction in Java. The group urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to instruct the state-owned enterprises and environment and forestry ministries to review the environmental […]
As part of efforts to deter citizens from littering, the Bandung city administration has displayed photographs of trash miscreants caught in the act on banners in the city center. “Having been punished in this way, the litterers will not repeat their bad habit of throwing garbage anywhere they like,” said Bandung Mayor Ridwan “Emil” Kamil […]
Fishermen in Bangka Island urged Maritime and Fisheries Affairs Minister Susi Pudjiastuti to take action against the increasing tin mining activity in Bangka Belitung waters. The demand was delivered by thousands of fishermen who conducted a demonstration rejecting tin mining activity in front of the Bankga Belitung Governor office on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. The […]
Here are some reactions to the agreement package by the countries in the COP21 Climate Conferees in Le Bourget, Paris, France. Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo”The Paris Agreement is only one step of a long journey. There are things that sometimes make me frustrated and disappointed, but this is a process. The agreement itself […]
The Paris agreement is final. Nearly 200 nations adopt treaty to limit global temperature rise rate. First treaty, which agreed by countries in Geneva in February, as many as 86 pages. After two revisions, the draft is reduced to just 12 pages containing five important points. TEMPERATURE In Paris, the countries agreed to prevent the […]
The negotiations at COP21 in Paris have not just been about climate change, but about our ability to act as a community of nations.
How much carbon stored in indigenous peoples’ territories? An analysis released this week at the climate talks in Paris concludes that 20.1 percent of the carbon stored in tropical forests around the world which owned or claimed by the indigenous people. If we consider only the tropical forests in the Amazon Basin, Mesoamerica, the Democratic […]
The North Sumatera Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) found that 432 hectares of mangrove forest at Secanggang District, Langkat Regency, had been turned into a palm oil plantation. “We will curb this conversion of mangrove land,” North Sumatera BKSDA head Jhon Kennedy said in Stabat on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Jhon explained that he would […]