Data. Maps. Storytelling.



Stories by “Ekuatorial” - Page 34

  • Decline forest areas trigger man-elephant conflict in Lampung

    October 17, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – Declining forest areas had increased elephant and human conflict in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, in Lampung, said an activist recently. Ali Rizqi Arasyi, Park Management Coordinator of WWF Project Lampung, said that habitat loss triggered elephants ravaging villagers’ plantations and houses, especially Sukaraja village of Tanggamus district, Pemerihan and Sumberejo villages […]

  • SIEJ held geojournalism workshop for journalists in Riau

    October 16, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Pekanbaru, Ekuatorial – Around 18 Indonesian journalists attended a workshop on geojournalism, held by Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalist (SIEJ), in Tesso Nilo National Park, in Pelalawan, Riau. The workshop, dubbed with “Digital Data Processing in Forestry Sector, will run from Oct 16 to 19. Its aim is to provide more knowledge for journalists, who […]

  • Losing food, thousands of apes stormed out of Mount Merapi

    October 16, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Klaten, Ekuatorial – Thousands of apes were seen storming out from Mount Merapi, in Central Java, allegedly caused by long dry season, said a local villager on Wednesday (15/10). “These apes are considered very unique because they rarely leaving the mountain, unless it’s a critical situation,” said Djemakir, head of Sidorejo village, Klaten, Central Java. […]

  • Rivers gone dry, villagers facing difficulties to get basic needs in Central Kalimantan

    October 16, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Sampit, Ekuatorial – As rivers dried up due to long dry season, local villagers in Central Kalimantan were facing difficulties to get their basic necessities, said a villager recently. The condition hit hardest for Mentaya river in Antang Kalang village of East Kotawaringin district, Samba river in Marikit and Katingan Hulu of Katingan district, and […]

  • Bandarlampung dodge water crisis through biopores, says activist

    October 15, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – Dealing with water scarcity, researchers with civil society in Lampung province pushing local people to implement biopores program, said an activist in Bandarlampung, on Tuesday (14/10). Biopores, or Biopori in Indonesian are small holes drilled into the ground, at least one meter deep, which would be able to absorb water into the […]

  • Jokowi announced four strategies to save the environment

    October 14, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – A few days before his inauguration, President-elect Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo announced four priority strategies to protect Indonesia’s natural resources and environment. The keynote speech delivered by Anies Baswedan, his former spokesman during presidential election race, at a national conference held by the Indonesian Forum for the Environment or Walhi, in Jakarta, on […]

  • Riau government failed to protect their forests, audit says

    October 13, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Not only seventeen companies in Riau were found incapable of preventing forest fires, the audit also revealed that local governments have failed to protect their areas, said Bambang Hero Saharjo, chief of the National Joint Team on Company Compliance, on a press conference on Friday (10/10). The team had just released an […]

  • Heat strikes Sorong of West Papua

    October 13, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Sorong, Ekuatorial – Temperature rising has led to clean water scarcity in Sorong of West Papua, an area considered to have never experienced dry season. The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BKMG) recorded the temperature in Sorong increasing significantly for the past ten years in the same month. “Based on the data, there’s an increase […]

  • No oil palm companies involved in Central Kalimantan forest fires, says offical

    October 11, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Palangka Raya, Ekuatorial – Despite of arresting hundred of suspects, Central Kalimantan Police has yet to find involvement from oil palm companies over recent forest fires, said an official on Friday (10/10), in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan. Up to date, the police had named 110 suspects from 14 districts over forest fires but none of […]

  • 17 companies in Riau failed in preventing forest fires, an audit reveals

    October 10, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial — A national joint team announced that 17 companies in Riau did not comply to regulations causing massive forest and land fires, in Jakarta, on Friday (10/10). The National Joint Team on Company Compliance conducted an audit towards six districts/cities, — Bengkalis, Siak, Indragiri Hilir, Dumai city, Rokan Hilir, Meranti islands — and […]


Find the location





Finish geocoding


Submit a story

Do you have news to share from the Amazon? Contribute to this map by submitting your story. Help broaden the understanding of the global impact of this important region in the world.

Find location on map

Find location on map