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EARTH WIRE -- Efforts underway to restore Lake Limboto in Gorontalo

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:19:37 +0700

(image) The central government is giving special attention to Gorontalo, currently the third conservation province in Indonesia after the provinces of West Papua and East Kalimantan. Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya ...



EARTH WIRE -- Indonesian govt imposes moratorium on land clearing of peatland

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:11:36 +0700

(image) Indonesia, through its new government regulation (PP) No. 57/2016 on the revision of PP No. 71/2014 on Peat Ecosystem Management and Protection, has imposed a moratorium on land clearing in peatland areas. The revision ...



EARTH WIRE -- Indonesia commits to coping with climate change impact

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:16:12 +0700

(image) The Ministry of Environment and Forests has said Indonesia is fully committed to addressing the impact of climate change. "The draft on the Paris Agreement to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ...



Govt revises regulation on peatland protection

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:26:02 +0700

The Indonesian government has issued Government Regulation (PP) No. 57/2016 as a revision of PP No. 71/2014 on peatland ecosystem management and protection. "President Joko Widodo signed PP No. 57/2016 on December 2, 2016," ...



EARTH WIRE - Addressing crimes against wild plants and animals

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:12:14 +0700

(image) Crimes against wild animals and plants need serious attention, as many plants and animals face the threat of extinction due to illegal trading activities. If there are no attempts to address such a crime, the wild plants ...



EARTH WIRE -- Social forestry program has many benefits

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:42:11 +0700

(image) The social forestry program launched by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is expected to help develop agroforestry, decrease the inequality of land tenure, and reduce social conflicts as a result of encroachment. The program, ...



Mount Gede-Pangrango climbing lane to be closed temporarily

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:56:21 +0700

The Mount Gede-Pangrango National Park (TNGGP) Board will temporarily close the climbing lane in the park from December 31, 2016 until March 31 next year. "The hiking activity is being closed as a conservation effort to ...



EARTH WIRE -- Two orangutans released into the wild in W. Kalimantan

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:04:54 +0700

(image) Two orangutans have been returned to their natural habitat in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park, West Kalimantan Province, after undergoing rehabilitation for a few years. The two orangutans have been released into the ...



W. Nusa Tenggara, S. Korea cooperate on forest management

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:46:05 +0700

(image) The West Nusa Tenggara provincial administration and the National Institute of Forest Science (Nifos) South Korea have established a partnership for forest management in the area. The cooperation is in line with the ...



Social forests managed by cooperatives should be expanded: President Jokowi

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:14:02 +0700

(image) Tree planting for social forests, managed by both private parties and cooperatives, need to be explored more, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said. "Let us not give large concessions entirely to corporations, if it ...



W. Java allocates Rp200 billion for Ciletuh Geopark infrastructure

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:50:42 +0700

(image) West Java provincial government has allocated Rp200 billion (US $ 14.8 million) for the development of infrastructure, including roads and bridges, to Ciletuh National Geopark in Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi district, in ...



President Jokowi plants tree to mark world record event

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:37:55 +0700

(image) President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) planted a teak tree to mark the beginning of an endeavor to set a world record of planting 230,000 trees within one hour in Tasikharjo Village, Jenu Sub-district, Tuban District, here on ...



Papuan activists call for stronger action against Cenderawasih trade

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:44:56 +0700

Activists of several Non-Governmental Organizations urged the authority of Jayapura District, Papua Province, to take stronger action and help crack down the trade of protected Cenderawasih. The Cenderawasih, also called ...



EARTH WIRE -- Indonesia the first to have FLEGT license: President Jokowi

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:52:08 +0700

(image) President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said Indonesia is the first country to have the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) license. "Indonesia, therefore, has to make full use of the comparative advantage," the ...



Australia, Indonesia help farmers to overcome climate change

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:11:23 +0700

(image) Australia is working together with Indonesian forestry and agriculture industries to prevent forest and peat fires as part of broader efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts. A press release from the ...



EARTH WIRE -- China holds officials to account for sloppy environmental efforts

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:20:28 +0700

(image) China has called more than 1,500 government officials to account for recent major environmental problems across three provinces, after recent inspections found insufficient implementation of pollution control efforts, the ...



Singapore PM praises Indonesia`s handling of smoke problem

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:36:34 +0700

Singapores Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong praised and thanked Indonesia for the handling this year of smoke from forest fires. He conveyed the appreciation during a bilateral meeting with President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) here ...



EARTH WIRE -- Team of 13 lawyers to help Walhi in SP3 pretrial

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 04:11:29 +0700

(image) Environmentalists of the Indonesian Environmental Forum (Walhi), said they have a team of 13 lawyers to help them in their pretrial bid against SP3 decision by Riau police that dropped forest fire cases involving 15 forestry ...



Police seizes 2.5 tons of pangolin meat in Jambi

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:48:16 +0700

Jambi Police confiscated 2.5 tons of pangolin (Manis javanica) meat and arrested three persons who were suspected of involvement in an attempt to smuggle the protected animal. "The police are calculating the exact weight of ...



EARTH WIRE -- Indonesian govt allocates Rp187.5 billion for lake rehabilitation

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 19:21:33 +0700

(image) The Directorate General of Water Resources of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has allocated Rp187.5 billion to finance seven lake rehabilitation projects in 2016. "In 2016, we have allocated Rp187.5 billion ...