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Indonesia continues to study impact of Montara oil pollution

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:04:09 +0700

Indonesia has continued to study the impact of the explosion of the Montara oil rig spilling oil causing heavy pollution in the Timor sea in 2009. Earlier this month, Dr Widodo Pranowo, head of the Marine and Fishery ...



Military forces secure Tesso Nilo National Park

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:45:04 +0700

Joint army personnel from the 04/Pangkalan Kuras district military command in Pelalawan, Sumatras province of Riau, are conducting joint operations in an effort to secure Tesso Nilo National Park. "The joint patrols, ...



EARTH WIRE -- Pontianak to lead earth hour campaign again

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:33:21 +0700

(image) Equator city Pontianak in West Kalimantan province will join the energy saving campaign movement Earth Hour, initiated by the World Wildlife Fund, once again. The city, which is located on the equator, will mark the ...



EARTH WIRE -- WWF, Arun to develop geothermal energy in Flores

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:07:50 +0700

(image) World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Indonesia, along with Indonesias largest liquefied natural gas producer PT Arun NGL, will develop geothermal energy in Flores island, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province. "Recently, together ...



EARTH WIRE -- 76 mln people in India have no access to safe water: Report

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:46:48 +0700

(image) At least 76 million people in India do not have access to clean water, a report published by international charity and advocacy group on clean water -- WaterAid says. Of the 76 million people, 63 million are living in rural ...



Ministry declares 18,882 meter square of Raja Ampat coral reef damaged

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:37:27 +0700

A total of 18,882 meter square of coral reef in the Raja Ampat sub-district, West Papua, had been declared damaged by the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs. According to a press statement received here on Tuesday, ...



Government to improve protection of four endangered animals

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:40:33 +0700

The conservation agency of North Sulawesi and Gorontalo Provinces will improve the protection of four endangered animals, including the Anoa, hogdeer, Yaki, and Maleo, head of the body, Agustinus Rante Lembang, said here on ...



Govt to reactivate reforestation campaign: VP

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:27:57 +0700

Vice President Jusuf Kalla has stressed the need to reactivate national reforestation campaign to rehabilitate the damaged environment. "In the past, we have Gerhan campaign, the national campaign of land reforestation, now ...



EARTH WIRE -- Indonesian NGOs laud Presidential order to stop mercury use in mining

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:49:23 +0700

(image) Numerous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have lauded the order issued by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to stop the use of mercury in traditional gold mining, as it can damage the environment and harm public health. ...



Batam govt to clean up garbage in Tanjungriau waters

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:12:02 +0700

(image) The government of Riau Islands provincial city of Batam will deploy at least 600 residents and waste workers to clean up garbage scattered in the waters around Tanjungriau in commemoration of National Waste Care Day. Head ...



Government allocates Rp320 billion for river basin reforestation

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:24:41 +0700

The government has allocated some Rp320 billion (US$23.9 million) from the disaster management reserve funds for reforestation program along the river basin areas in West Java and West Nusa Tenggara provinces. Chief of the ...



Climate anomaly threatens Indonesia`s biodiversity

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:20:25 +0700

La Nina, which is a series of El-Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), could be a threat to the preservation of Indonesias biodiversity, Dean of the Biology Faculty, Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Budi Setiadi Daryono, ...



Parties call for penal action in Raja Ampat reef case

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:13:07 +0700

Some parties have highlighted the need to take penal action against those found guilty of inflicting damage to Raja Ampats reefs, West Papua, several days ago, due to the MV Caledonian Sky cruise ship incident. "Penal ...



Government forms team to handle coral damage in Raja Ampat

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:25:01 +0700

The central government has formed an integrated team to handle the coral damage in Raja Ampat District, West Papua Province, according to Raja Ampat Tourism Office Chief Yusdi Lamatenggo. According to Lamatenggo, the coral ...



Indonesia wants compensation for damage in rare ridge of rock

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:09:00 +0700

The government of Indonesia might demand compensation for the damage of rare ridges of rock by tourist boat MV Caledonian Sky from Britain destroying 1,600 square meters of ridges of rock in Radja Ampat earlier this month. ...



EARTH WIRE -- Regeneration of Raja Ampat coral reefs to take years: Ministry

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:44:44 +0700

(image) The regeneration of coral reefs in Raja Ampat, West Papua, which suffered serious damage after a cruise ship MV Caledonia Sky ran aground in shallow waters in the area, would take years. "The coral reefs would grow five ...



EARTH WIRE -- Study reveals Bengkulu`s mangrove forests store 3,652 tons of carbon

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:45:00 +0700

(image) A study on mangrove forests spanning 214 hectares in Bengkulu revealed that the area was able to absorb and store 3,652 tons of carbon, according to Gunggung Senoaji, an academician of the Bengkulu University. "Mangrove ...



EARTH WIRE -- Habitats of Sumatran animals continue to decline

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:59:08 +0700

(image) The habitats of Sumatran animals, including elephants, tigers, and orangutans, continue to decline due to illegal plantation activities inside the Leuser Ecosystem Zone, according to the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), an ...



Agency allocates US$7.5 million to restore Riau`s peatlands

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:11:00 +0700

Indonesias Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) has allocated Rp100 billion (US$7.5 million) to restore Riaus peatlands in 2017, BRG Chief Nazir Foead said here on Wednesday. "In 2017, BRG has targeted the humidification of ...



Government aims for eco-plastic use by 2021

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:11:40 +0700

The government is aiming for the use of eco-plastic throughout Indonesia by 2021 to reduce waste plastic bags which are difficult to decompose. "We will continue to encourage retailers to use environmentally-friendly ...