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  • Phytoplankton Population Explosion Causes Fishes to Die: LIPI

    December 03, 2015

    The mass death of fishes, found washed ashore North Jakarta`s Ancol Dream Land beach, was due to a population boom of the Coscinodiscus spp. species of phytoplankton, as stated by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). In a press statement here on Wednesday, the Oceanic Research Center of LIPI said the phytoplankton population had significantly […]

  • Minister of Environment and Forestry: No More Licensing for Peatland Concessions

    November 01, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Ekuatorial, Palangka Raya – Government take firm action against the exploitation of peatland, which is to stop giving forest management concessions to the company. “The Ministry of Environment and Forestry will not provide new licenses for peatland. This is in accordance with instructions of the president,” said Minister Siti Nurbaya, on the sidelines of President […]

  • Village-owned Enterprises (BUMDes) as a Solution

    October 23, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Chairman of KTH “Jasema”, Sugiyono, carried a stack of documents. It contains loan application letters from the members of the cooperative. In each letter listed the fund amounts to be borrowed and the signature of a husband and wife who borrowed. “So that, the husband and wife know the loan amount and not diverted,” said […]

  • Certified Wood from Terong Village

    October 23, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    The drought reached its peak at the end of September. In Terong village in Bantul regency, Central Java, the teak tree began leafless, the soil harden. However, the sources of water in these hills still produce clear water. In some areas, paddy is still green. Contrast with the surrounding deciduous trees. The paddy did not […]

  • Executives of PT Palm Lestari Makmur Becomes Suspect in Riau Fires

    October 23, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Pekanbaru, Ekuatorial – Riau Police named three executives of PT Palm Lestari Makmur as the suspect in an alleged case of fires in Indragiri Hulu. “One of the three people named as a suspect is an Indonesian citizen with initial name IJP, Director of PT PLM. Two other foreigners, one Malaysian citizen (EJP) and one […]

  • Compliance Audit: 58 Companies in Riau Not Ready to Tackle Forest Fires

    October 22, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Pekanbaru, Ekuatorial – From 61 Forest Management Rights (HPH) and Manager Plantation Forests (HTI) license holder companies, 58 of them have not met the standards to prevent and tackle forest fires. Riau government gave two months deadline for those companies to complete the infrastructure. “All the HPH and HTI license holders should have facilities for […]

  • 16 Companies Investigated Over Land Fires

    September 30, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Pekanbaru, Ekuatorial – Riau Police investigated 16 Industrial Timber Estate/Plantation (HTI) companies indicated as forest-burner. Here’s the list: 1. PT Siak Raya Timber (Kampar) 2. PT Perawang Sukses Perkasa Industri (Kampar) 3. PT Riau Jaya Utama (Kampar) 4. PT Alam Sari Lestari (Inhu) 5. PT Bukit Raya Pelalawan (Pelalawan) 6. PT Pusaka Bumi Mega Nusantara […]

  • Forest Fires, Orangutan Fled to Settlement

    September 29, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Sampit, Ekuatorial – A Bornean orangutan (Pongopygmaeus) entered into a settlement area in Wengga Metropolitan Street, Sampit, East Kotawaringin, Central Kalimantan. The female Orangutan, approximately aged 11 years, wandering in the settlements because of forest fires. It has been four days since this wild animal out of the forest, but only reported by residents on […]

  • Sunda slow loris and Javan langur Smuggling Foiled

    September 22, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Tahuna, Ekuatorial – Port Security Unit (PSU) of Tahuna, Sangihe Islands Regency, North Sulawesi foiled the smuggling of 23 Sunda slow lorises (Nycticebus javanicus) and two Javan langur (Trachypithecus auratus). These protected animals to be smuggled from Manado to Philippine. These endemic animals are smuggled by commercial ships operating in sea route between Indonesia and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Drought Caused Harvest Failure in North Bolaang Mongondow

    September 09, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Boroko, Ekuatorial – Drought in North Bolaang Mongondow regency, North Sulawesi, began to have an impact on food production. Crop failure is predicted to hit hundreds of hectares of rice and corn fields. Head of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Plantation and Forestry of North Bolaang Mongondow, Syafrudin Pontoh, said that the drought impact on […]

  • Central Kalimantan Facing ‘Haze Emergency’

    September 08, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Palangkaraya, Ekuatorial – Central Kalimantan Government declared ‘haze emergency’ status due to haze worsens from forest and plantation fires. “All the requirements for emergency status have been fulfilled and the impact has been greatly felt by the people,” said the acting governor of Central Kalimantan, Hadi Prabowo. The decision of this status is a mutual […]

  • PT LIH Indicated as Burners of 530 Hectares Land in Riau

    September 08, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Pekanbaru, Ekuatorial – Police determined PT Inti Hebrindo Langgam for fires in 530 hectares of forest and land in Riau. “Friday we will take information from leaders of PT Inti Hebrindo Langgam and corporation expert witnesses,” said Deputy Director of the Special Criminal Investigation Directorate, AKBP (Police Adjunct Senior Commissioner) Arif Rachman, Tuesday (8/9). Total […]

  • Aceh Border Shrouded by Smog

    September 03, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Langsa, Ekuatorial – Langsa, the border region between North Sumatra and Aceh shrouded by smog from forest and land fires. In the last two days, the smog is thick enough so that the citizens complained of eye irritation and cough during outdoor activities. Head of Langsa Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), Rinaldi Aulia urged people […]

  • Pekanbaru Still Shrouded by Smog from Fires Residue

    September 03, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Pekanbaru, Ekuatorial – Riau still shrouded by smog from forest and land fires residue. Dense smog back on last three days. Therefore, Education Department of Pekanbaru to dismiss the whole school activities. “Previously only level of kindergarten and elementary school, but now up to high school,” said Head of Education Department of Pekanbaru, Zulfadil, Wednesday […]


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