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Task force of forest fire prevention extinguishes land fires

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:58:07 +0700

A task force of forest fire prevention workers in Riau province has managed to extinguish the land fires which devoured 20 hectares of dry peatlands in Pangkalan Terap village, Kerumutan sub-district, Pelalawan district. ...



Sumatra elephants` habitat continues to shrink: NGO

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:51:39 +0700

The habitat of Sumatra elephants (Elephas Maximus Sumatranus), which continues to shrink, has sparked more conflict between the endangered species and humans, an NGO working in the field of nature conservation has said. ...



Indonesia, US to cooperate for conservation of Indonesian marine habitats

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:06:04 +0700

Indonesia and the US will cooperate to realize a US$40 million program for the conservation of Indonesias marine habitats and sustainable fishery resources. "The US and Indonesia have a strong partnership in the maritime ...



Bali fishermen release seven blacktip sharks

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:22:49 +0700

Fishermen in Gilimanuk village of Jembrana disrict, Bali, has released seven blacktip sharks to the open sea, after they were trapped in fishermens nets. "The sharks were accidentally trapped by fishermen, and we took care ...



Malaysian customers urgeHSBC to stop funding forest fires in Indonesia

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:59:03 +0700

Dissatisfied Malaysian customers on Tuesday presented HSBC with a mock cheque with 228,434 signatures urging the bank to "Stop Funding Forest Fires in Indonesia." The HSBC customers were joined by activists from ...



Police foil attempt to smuggle pangolins to Malaysia

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:33:00 +0700

Police in Bengkalis district of Riau province have foiled an attempt to smuggle 89 pangolins to Malaysia. "The pangolins were smuggled from South Sumatra by the four suspects," Bengkalis police chief Adjunct Senior ...



Minister seeks solutions to combat pollution from marine plastic wastes

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:43:55 +0700

The office of the coordinating minister for maritime affairs is seeking solutions to tackle pollution arising from marine plastic garbage, according to an official of the maritime coordinating ministry. "We are drawing up ...



EARTH WIRE -- Adat community urged to protect habitats of birds of paradise

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:26:22 +0700

(image) The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Papua office has urged Papuas Adat community to help protect the habitats of the birds of paradise on Yapen Islands and in Jayapura District to prevent the species from extinction. "WWF also ...



EARTH WIRE -- Conservation agency estimates only 17 Sumatran tigers left in Bengkulu forest

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:14:09 +0700

(image) The Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) of Bengkulu Province has estimated that only 17 Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatra) exist in the provinces forest. Coordinator of Forest Ecosystem Control of BKSDA ...



EARTH WIRE -- President Jokowi calls for increased vigil against forest fires

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:48:26 +0700

(image) President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has reminded ministers and regional authorities to remain vigilant against forest fires, starting from early this year. "It is only January, but it is already dry. Hence, do not be careless. ...



EARTH WIRE -- President Jokowi urges revocation of companies triggering forest fires

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:27:32 +0700

(image) President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged several related ministries such as the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to revoke permits of several companies that triggered land and forest fires in ...



EARTH WIRE -- UNESCO mission to evaluate Ciletuh Geopark by April 2017

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:59:35 +0700

(image) UNESCOs Fact Finding Mission will evaluate Ciletuh Geopark in Pelabuhan Ratu, West Java before it can be named as one of UNESCOs Global Geoparks by the end of 2017. "That team will check every single aspect of Ciletuh ...



EARTH WIRE -- TNI wary of forest and land fires in Riau province

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:44:46 +0700

(image) The personnel of the Indonesian Army (TNI AD) are wary of the catastrophic forest and land fires in Riau Province, as new hotspots indicating fires were detected across the region in the last week. "The potential for forest ...



EARTH WIRE -- Bonn Challenge to discuss water channels in plantation areas

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:35:34 +0700

(image) Indonesia will host the Bonn Challenge in the South Sumatran city of Palembang to discuss water channel problems on plantation and forest areas. The Special Staff on Climate Change for the governor of South Sumatra, Najib ...



EARTH WIRE -- Dead whale stranded on East Lombok Beach

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:09:03 +0700

(image) A dead whale was found stranded on Seriwe Beach in Jerowaru Sub-district, East Lombok District, West Nusa Tenggara Province. "The dead whale was found by the local fishermen on Thursday," Senior Adjunct Commissioner I Dewa ...



EARTH WIRE -- Lake Baikal`s water level may return to normal in 2017

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:36:27 +0700

(image) The water volume in Lake Baikal is expected to return to normal levels in 2017, Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoy told reporters. "The trend towards an increased level of water is stronger ...



Sumatran tiger population in Sembilang Dangku has greatly diminished: observer

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:50:57 +0700

The population of the Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) in the Sembilang Dangku landscape of South Sumatra is diminishing, as observers have estimated that only two big cats remain in the region. "Six to eight ...



EARTH WIRE -- Forest conversion triggers natural disasters: Walhi

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:26:18 +0700

(image) Conversion of forests in West Sumatra has triggered natural disasters, according to the Indonesian Environmental Forum (WALHI). West Sumatras environment was under threat due to overexploitation of natural resources ...



Indonesia`s Jayawijaya peak may lose its eternal snow: Agency

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:18:08 +0700

Eternal snow on the Jayawijaya Mountains, Papua Province, could disappear in three years, considering the rate at which ice is melting on Indonesias highest peak, Head of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) ...



EARTH WIRE -- Four Sumatran elephants died in Riau in 2016: WWF

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 19:57:47 +0700

(image) The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has said that four Sumatran elephants died in 2016 in Riau Province, a decline from the previous year. "In 2015, there were 10 cases of dead elephants, while in 2016, the number ...