14 Asian organisations have received grants from EJN’s Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal projects to carry out various activities that will focus on how to include minority voices in discussions of environmental issues, enhance stories with data and evidence, and connecting national and international journalists with climate change activists and experts.
Morotai, an island in Indonesia’s North Maluku and population of less than 100,000 people, is no exception to the impacts of climate change, increasing plastic pollution and overfishing. A non-profit organization, Coast 2 Coast, along with several other NGOs, helps Morotai islanders conserve the ocean through environmental protection and surfing.
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.
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, […]
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 […]
The spread of volcanic material from Mt. Bromo in East Java has disrupted flights between the East Java capital of Surabaya and Jember, another city in East Java. “At 7:30 a.m., we received information from authorities at Juanda airport in Surabaya that volcanic material from Mt. Bromo was heading to Notohadinegoro airport in Jember,” said […]
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 […]