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  • Massive encroachment pushing orangutan Kalimantan to the ocean

    October 01, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Pangkalanbun, Ekuatorial – Thousands of orangutans in Tanjung Putting National Park of Central Kalimantan were being pushed to the oceans as their habitat constantly encroached and deforested by oil palm plantations and mining industries, said an activist on last Thursday (25/9). “[We are facing] boundaries issues as the National Park covered 415,040 hectares of which […]

  • Ministry of Forestry under fire for lack of transparency

    October 01, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta , Ekuatorial – Green activists on Tuesday (30/9) criticized Ministry of Forestry for its lack transparency on information for public. Based on Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) data, Ministry of Forestry only received 17 requests for information in 2013. The number increased to 62 requests between January to August 2014. However, the ministry had only […]

  • Illegal Mining in Mount Lawu threatened local villagers

    September 29, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Karanganyar, Ekuatorial – Despite of protests from local villagers, illegal mining in Karanganyar district, Central Java were getting worse threatening not only their lives but also their homes, said a villager on Sunday (29/9). Located in the slopes of Mount Lawu, illegal miners have been plainly dispatching heavy machineries to extract sands. These miners, comprise […]

  • Mining moratorium for Donggala, says official

    September 27, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Donggala, Ekuatorial – Massive environmental destruction and heavy pressures from green activists prompted official of Donggala district, Central Sulawesi, to impose mining moratorium. “We are giving a month time, from Aug 21 to Sept 21, to all miners to immediately complete their permits and other related requirements,” said Syamsul Alam, head of Donggala Energy and […]

  • Not only humans, orangutans affected by forest fires in Kalimantan

    September 26, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Palangka Raya, Ekuatorial – Thick smog resulted from massive forest fires in Central Kalimantan not only affecting human health but also endangered species, particularly orangutan, said an activist on Wednesday (24/9). Monterado Fridman, Coordinator of Communication Division, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) in Nyaru Menteng, said that there were at least 20 orangutans suffered acute […]

  • REDD+ is valuable yet forest fires still ravaging Indonesia

    September 25, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono stated that Indonesia’s forest conservation project, or mostly known as REDD+, has proven to be a valuable modality in the efforts to address deforestation and forest degradation. The statement was delivered at the Indonesia’s REDD+ Forum on Wednesday (24/9) in conjunction with the 69th session of the United […]

  • President Yudhoyono called for international cooperation to combat climate change

    September 25, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, called on multilateral cooperation among countries to tackle climate change issues on his official speech at the United Nations Climate Summit 2014, in New York, Tuesday (23/9). “On multilateral cooperation, I believe that we need to redouble our efforts to conclude a new legally binding agreement for […]

  • Kiluan Bay dolphins threatened by blast fishing

    September 24, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Bandar Lampung, Ekuatorial – Tempted to earn more money, Hendri Oktavia used bombs to catch fish. “It is a lot faster and [I was catching] a lot of fish,” said the-34-year old fishermen to Ekuatorial.com last week. Oktavia, who usually operates in Kiluan Bay, said he could catch at least 200 kilograms of fish using […]

  • Government dig up volcanic covered spring for clean water in Klaten

    September 23, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Klaten, Ekuatorial – Emergency status over 34 villagers in Klaten, Central Java, prompted local aid disaster agency to dig up spring which had been covered by volcanic material resulted from the 2010 Mount Merapi erupsion. Sri Winoto, head of Klaten Natural Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), said that the Bebeng spring, located in Glagaharjo village, Cangkringan […]

  • Jakarta to evaluate giant sea wall development

    September 22, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – DKI Jakarta government would evaluated its planning to cooperate with South Korea to construct its great sea wall project, said a senior official on Monday (22/9), in Jakarta. The decision came after DKI Jakarta Deputy Governor, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, visited Saemangeum Sea Wall, the world’s longest man-dyke, in South Korea, last […]


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