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  • Indonesia launches national carbon accounting system

    March 27, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Ahead of this year’s global climate conference, Ministry of Environment and Forestry launched an emission monitoring system which tracked down Indonesia’s released and stored greenhouse gas emissions, on Friday (27/3), in Jakarta. The system, Indonesian National Carbon Accounting System (INCAS), also serves as the country’s MRV mechanism, an abbreviation from ‘Measurement, Reporting, […]

  • Green groups call for banned all permits on forest exploitation in Aceh

    March 27, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Aceh Tamiang, Ekuatorial – A coalition of green groups demanded for Aceh Tamiang government banned all permits issuance related to forest exploitation, in Aceh Tamiang, on Thursday (25/3). The Coalition to Save Forest and Environment just released a policy brief calling for moratorium on forest permit issuance for mining and plantation in Aceh Tamiang district. […]

  • Green groups demand President Jokowi to extend moratorium with few additions

    March 26, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Green activists on Thursday (26/3) demanded President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo administration to extend forest moratorium but with some additional requirements. The moratorium, announced during then President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono administration in 2011, halts permit issuance for primary forests and peatlands in the country in pursuit for better forestry management. During his visit […]

  • Lampung Port Police confiscates illegal turtles headed to Jakarta

    March 26, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – Bakauheni port police confiscated 41 Asiatic softshell turtles (amyda certilaginea) with no official documents, said an official, in Bandarlampung, on Wednesday (25/3). Feria Kurniawan, head of Bakauheni Port Police, said that they were found at the back of a white truck with police number BH 8888 GU from Jambi headed to Jakarta. […]

  • Govt needs to develop more city forests : activists

    March 23, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Amid massive deforestation, Indonesia needs to turn to city forests development which can serve as green open space and conservation, said an activist, on Monday (23/3), in Jakarta. “We need to conserve trees which are being felled in forests because of oil palm plantation and mining extractions. I think it’s better to […]

  • Aceh govt declares Tripa peats as protected areas

    March 23, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Banda Aceh, Ekuatorial – After years of legal battle, Aceh government finally declared Tripa peat swamp as protected areas, on Saturday (21/3), as stated in a press release by Coalition to Save the Tripa Peat Swamp Forest. In 2012, Tripa peat swamp made international news headlines after massive fires raged throughout the area questioning Indonesia’s […]

  • Hundreds of mining permits surround North Sulawesi

    March 20, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Manado, Ekuatorial – Despite of strong rejection from green activists, North Sulawesi government kept on issuing permits for mining in the area, said an official recently. Up to March, local government had already issued at least 145 Mining Business Permits, or locally known as IUP. “Up till now, there are 145 permits issued [by the […]

  • Elephants roamed through plantations but still under control, activist said

    March 19, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – Though herd of elephants seen at villagers’ plantations, local activist said on Wednesday (18/3) that they were still relatively under control. For the past week, villagers of Balik Bukit have spotted elephants passing through their plantations located at buffer zone of Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, in West Lampung. Ali Rizky Arrasy […]

  • Indonesian Army gives green energy lamp for Acehnese

    March 18, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Aceh Timur, Ekuatorial – The Indonesian Army on Tuesday (17/3) installed environmentally-friendly lamps, stoves, and gas for poor people with limited access to electricity in East Aceh. The programs dubbed as People’s Army Energy Saving Lamps (Lentera), People’s Villages Supervisory Non-Commissioned Officer Stove (Kombara), and People’s Army Gas Engine (Mogantara) were distributed by East Aceh […]

  • A male Sumatran tiger died in Lampung

    March 17, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – After being rescued from a local plantation, a male Sumatran tiger (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae) finally died during its rehabilitation process at conservation center in Bandarlampung, said an official on Sunday (15/3). The adult tiger was found already in weak condition at Aer Abang coffee plantation, in Way Tenong sub-district, Liwa district on […]

  • No legal status for customary lands in Indonesia

    March 17, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Sorong, Ekuatorial – Though already submitted customary land maps to the government, no legal status has yet to be declared over these areas, said an activist on Monday (16/3), in Sorong, Papua. “There isn’t any process related to acknowledging customary land maps because government has yet to issue regulations on these maps,” said Kasmita Widodo, […]

  • Environment and Forestry Ministry turns to experts and activists to handle cases

    March 14, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – To overcome flooding complaints related to environment and forestry issues, Ministry of Environment and Forestry formed a team comprise of experts to help solve cases, said Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya, in Jakarta, on Thursday (12/3). The team for handling environment and forestry cases, which was already formed in January […]

  • Ministry of Environment and Forestry launched public complaint center

    March 14, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – The Ministry of Environment and Forestry on Thursday (12/3) launched complaint mechanism to deal with cases related to environment and forestry, in Jakarta. Public can submit their complaints or share information related to environment and forestry issues through the ministry’s website http://pengaduan.menlhk.go.id, sent email pengaduan@menlhk.go.id or call and SMS to 0811-932-932. In […]

  • Court released a man suspected in Riau illegal land burning

    March 14, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya, said on Thursday (12/3) that they will appeal on the court’s decision to release a land and forest fires suspect. Rengat District Court, preceded by judge Wiwin Sulistya, had released Asun or Mastur, director of PT Kurnia Subur, suspected for land and forest fires in […]

  • Environment and Forestry Ministry launched website to detect land and forest fires

    March 13, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Approaching dry season, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) launched a website to detect land and forest fires on real-time, on Thursday (12/3), in Jakarta. The website, sipongi.menlhk.go.id, displays information extracted from ASMC (ASEAN Specialized Meteorological Center), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), and BMKG (Indonesian Meteorological, Climatology, and Geophysics), which comprises […]

  • Residents chase away illegal miners digging in their residents

    March 12, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – Fearing of landslide, citizens of Bandarlampung have been chasing away illegal gold miners in their resident areas,” said a local resident, in Bandarlampung, on Tuesday (10/3). Umri, a local resident, said that there were no longer illegal gold miners in his home located in Sukabumi sub-district of Bandarlampung city. “We are worried […]

  • AMAN calls for national reconciliation between the state and indigenous peoples

    March 11, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial — Indigenous people’s alliance in Indonesia calls for national reconciliation between the government and indigenous peoples after long abandonment by the state, said Abdon Nababan, secretary general of Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN), in Jakarta, on Tuesday (10/3). “[The government] needs to start national reconciliation immediately. If not, I am afraid […]

  • ‘If Not Us Then Who’ campaign launched in Indonesia

    March 11, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial — Five short documentaries of how Indonesia’s indigenous people struggle and sacrifice to protect their forests hit Jakarta’s Antara Gallery, March 10-18. The screening is part of the ‘If Not Us Then Who’ campaign, a two year project aiming to communicate indigenous people’s experience in protecting forests. “We want to tell the world […]

  • Indigenous people task force is urgent, but no deadline set

    March 10, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial — To ensure land acquisitions for infrastructure development run smoothly, government is currently setting up an agency tasked to deal with indigenous people although no specific deadline has been set, said a special staff, in Jakarta, on Tuesday (10/3). The task force was initiated by Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) to […]

  • Marine conservation areas in Indonesia reaches 16.5 million hectares

    March 09, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Director of Conservation Area and Fish of the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries, Agus Dermawan, claimed that marine conservation areas in Indonesia have reached 16.5 million hectares from the target of 20 million hectares by 2020, in Jakarta, on Saturday (7/3). “After being initiated in 1980s, marine conservation areas have reached 16.5 […]

  • Virus attacks shrimp farms in Lampung

    March 07, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – The largest shrimp farm in Southeast Asia, Bumi Dipasena, is being threatened by white feces disease due to increase demands, said an official, on Friday (6/3), in Bandarlampung. After reports on many shrimp deaths, Lampung marine and fisheries agency conducted a research and found that South Lampung, East Lampung, and Dipasena were […]

  • Relocation for people living in Langsa watershed to overcome floods

    March 07, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Langsa, Ekuatorial – Langsa administration planned to relocate people living in Langsa watershed areas to overcome floods coming every year, said Iskandar Syukri, head of Langsa Disaster Mitigation Agency, on Thursday (5/3), in Langsa. “Normalizing Langsa river will not solve the problem. It is much efficient to elevate embankments and construct concrete embankments permanently which […]

  • 20 community based forests in Indonesia participating in emission reduction program

    March 06, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Despite of lesser known and interests, around 20 community based forests were participating in emission reduction program to achieve added values of their forests, said an activist on Thursday (6/3), in Jakarta. These communities, which include community forest (hutan kemasyarakatan), village forest (hutan desa), people’s plantation forest (hutan tanaman rakyat), people’s forest […]

  • 56,000 hectares critical lands located in Biak, Papua

    March 06, 2015 clip Tabloid Jubi

    Biak, Jubi/Antara – Biak Numfor Forest Management official released data of 56,000 hectares of critical forest areas in Papua, in 2015. “If previous critical forest areas amounted to 42,000 hectares but there has been increased [of critical forest areas] so it would need replanting from time to time,” said head of forest management office, Aris […]

  • Indonesia to host World Lake Conference 2016

    March 04, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Indonesia will be hosting world’s conference on lakes bearing hopes that it will encourage more attention and actions for the country’s own distraught resources, said a senior official on Thursday (4/3), in Jakarta. The 16th World Lake Conference (WCL16) will be held on November 2016, in Bali under the cooperation of Ministry […]

  • Growing population leads to increasing waste in Manado

    March 04, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Manado, Ekuatorial – Head of Manado department of sanitation and urban landscaping said on Tuesday (3/2) that the city’s waste volume has been increasing for the past four years resulted from growing population. “In 2014, it [the volume] had already passed 980,865 cubic meters and [we] predicted that it will continue to increase this year,” […]

  • Aceh Representatives : funding to transfer elephant is available at City District

    March 02, 2015 clip Atjeh Post

    Joe Samalanga Elephant and human conflict reached five people casualties and one injured between 2014 – 2015 in Central Aceh. Secretary of Commission II, which oversees economy, natural resources and environment, at Aceh House of Representatives, H. Muhammad Amru, said that lack of fund can not be used as the reason to stall moving elephant […]

  • 600 hectares of protected forest turn into community forest

    March 02, 2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Airmadidi, Ekuatorial – No less than 600 hectares of protected forests in North Minahasa would be turned into community forests where people might be able to manage forest products but were not allowed to cut its trees, said Joppy Lengkong, head of North Minahasa Forestry Agency, on Saturday (1/3). “We have already proposed for 600 […]

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