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Newly discovered orangutan species in Indonesia already at risk: Greenpeace

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:27:57 +0700

Researchers have announced the discovery of a new orangutan species -- Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis.



Air pollution in Jakarta to become worse: Greenpeace

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:25:15 +0700

(image) The pollution already suffered by Greater Jakarta will become much worse because of plans to ring the city with coal-fired power plants, says a new report from Greenpeace. Greater Jakarta could see more new coal-fired ...



Two giant pandas eat 30 kilograms of bamboos per day

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:08:45 +0700

(image) Two giant pandas, a male named Cai Tao and a female named Hu Chun, from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, can eat 30 kilograms of bamboos per day at their new home, the Indonesian Safari Park. According to Bongot Huaso ...



Accurate maps crucial for peatland management

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:03:37 +0700

Highly accurate maps on peatlands are crucial to serve as a reference for stakeholders engaged in the decision-making process for the management of peatland areas, according to Dr Kartini Sjahrir of the Dr Sjahrir Foundation. ...



Economic growth should also improve environmental quality: Bappenas

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:07:00 +0700

Economic growth should help to improve the environmental quality for the sake of sustainable development, Chairman of the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) Bambang Brodjonegoro stated. The current challenge in ...



Satellites detect 15 hotspots in West Sumatra

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:38:47 +0700

(image) A total of 15 hotspots were detected in West Sumatra Province on Wednesday, according to an official. Based on monitoring by the Terra and Aqua satellites, the hotspots were detected in the sub-districts of Kapur IX and ...



Campaigners, experts to host conference on local wisdom to protect environment

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 23:50:29 +0700

Groups of campaigners and experts will host an international conference on Indonesias diverse local wisdom to protect, as well as preserve, the environment and natural resources for future generations in the country, an activist ...



Indonesia, Norway commit to assure sea healthiness

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:28:19 +0700

(image) Indonesia and Norway have made commitment to jointly work to assure sea healthiness to reduce the impact of climate change on global sea condition, Indonesias minister of fisheries and maritime affairs Susi Pudjiastuti has ...



Renewable energy potentials reach 441.7 GW: Ministry

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:34:04 +0700

(image) The Indonesia Energy and Natural Resources Ministry has recorded renewable sources to generate power of up to 441.7 Gigawatts (GW), a report said here on Wednesday. The ministrys renewable energy and power conservation ...



Poaching of sumatran tiger remains rampant

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:07:24 +0700

(image) The poaching of Sumatran tigers (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae) on the island of Sumatra for trading remains rampant, following the apprehension of a man in possession of a Sumatran tiger skin in Jambi. Jambi Police and local ...



Two villagers survive crocodile attack in Riau

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:47:50 +0700

(image) Two villagers of Sikakak Village in Riau Province survived a crocodile attack while taking bath in River Kuantan, police reported on Monday. Chief of Kuansing Police Resort Office Adjunct Senior Commissioner, Fibri ...



Meratus Mountains has smallest squirrel in the world

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:01:23 +0700

The Meratus Mountains in South Kalimantan Province, which is a wet tropical forest, is home to one of the smallest squirrels in the world, a researcher from the Indonesian Biodiversity at Lambung Mangkurat University, ...



Two Rafflesia flowers bloom in Central Bengkulu

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:10:50 +0700

(image) Two flowers of the protected rare Rafflesia Arnoldii species have bloomed at different locations of Central Bengkulus protected forest. "One of them is already in bloom since four days, and the other has just reached its ...



Surabaya City calls on residents not to burn trash during dry season

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:52:52 +0700

(image) The Surabaya City Fire Department, East Java, has issued a circular calling on city residents not to set fire to trash during the dry season this year. Chief of the fire department Candra Oeratmangun said here on Friday the ...



Indonesia on rhino emergency status

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:40:01 +0700

(image) Indonesia is in Rhino emergency status after this protected animal habitat declined to three from eight locations which all are conservation areas. "We are racing against time to save Indonesian rhinoceroses, so that their ...



Maritime sector can overcome impact of drought: Activist

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:27:33 +0700

Various maritime resources can be utilized to help overcome the impact of drought in various regions, an activist stated. "Fish catch can help to cover the losses incurred in the agricultural sector due to drought," ...



Indonesia to receive two Chinese giant pandas next week

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:24:41 +0700

Indonesia will receive two seven-year-old giant pandas from China, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the governments of the two countries. The MoU was also signed by PT. Taman Safari ...



More than 120 birds dead at Suncor-owned Canada oil sands mine

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:45:36 +0700

More than 120 birds in Canadas oil heartland of Alberta were killed after getting caught in a pond of oil sands byproducts operated by the countrys largest producer, Suncor Energy Inc, the local regulator said on Tuesday. The ...



25 leopards estimated to be living in Gunung Gede Pangrango

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:19:50 +0700

The Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park (TNGGP) in West Java has recorded 25 leopards that are believed to be still living in the region, roaming around the Cianjur, Sukabumi and Bogor areas. Park official Aden Mahyar told ...



RI-New Zealand co-chair summit on plastic waste in ocean

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:41:19 +0700

Indonesia and New Zealand have co-chaired the East Asia Summit (EAS) to combat plastic waste in the ocean, Indonesias Foreign Affairs Ministry said. "Our ocean faces a serious problem. Every year, at least 12.7 million ...