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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 ...



Indonesia raises solidarity to tackle plastic pollution at sea

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:12:55 +0700

The Indonesian government is raising solidarity to jointly tackle marine plastic waste by proposing a regional action plan that countries in Southeast and East Asia can implement. "We are working on regional cooperation ...



State budget on climate change increased: Ministry

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:38:20 +0700

The Ministry of Finance has increased the state budgets allocation on climate change adaptations and disaster risk mitigations from Rp72.285 trillion in 2016 to Rp77.654 trillion in 2017, an official stated on Wednesday. ...



Government formulates regulation to encourage ships to manage waste

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:27:11 +0700

(image) The Indonesian government is currently preparing a regulation to encourage fishing boats and sightseeing ships to manage garbage, including plastic waste, in a bid to curb pollution at sea. "We affirm and strengthen law ...



Environment Ministry to strengthen forest management unit

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 18:53:52 +0700

The Environment Ministry will strengthen the development of forest management unit (KPH) in all regions across the country, the Forestry Resources Director Rufiie said here on Monday. "One unit now has been established in ...



Ministry set 1.54 million ha of social forestry zones

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 02:39:14 +0700

From the 12.7 million hectares land targeted earlier, the Environment Ministry has just set 1.54 million ha of social forestry zones, an official said here on Tuesday."Although the effort went bit sluggish, we could ensure ...



2,000ha of educational forest developed for Rafflesia conservation

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:03:02 +0700

As many as 2,000 hectares (ha) of educational forest managed by Muhammadiyah University of Bengkulu (UMB) in Central Bengkulu district, Bengkulu province, was established as a conservation area for the rare Rafflesia flower. ...



Ministry stops activities of medical waste processing firm

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:48:48 +0700

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry has stopped the activities of toxic and hazardous waste (B3) processing company PT Jasa Medivest in Cikampek, Karawang District, West Java. Rosa Vivien Ratnawati, Director for ...



Indonesia urges UN to issue Rights of Ocean

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:11:55 +0700

(image) Indonesia has urged the United Nations to issue Rights of Ocean or a legal regulation to protect marine potentials of the countries across the world. "Illegal fishing has become not only a local but also a global enemy," ...



Forest fire in Ogan Ilir forest extinguished

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:37:55 +0700

Commander of the Sriwijaya/Regional Military District II Major General Am Putranto has confirmed that a fire in the Ogan Ilir forest was put out. The commander visited the location of the fire in Arisanjaya Village, ...



BNPB predicts forest fires to increase

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 03:08:54 +0700

(image) Indonesias National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) predicted that forest and land fires would continue to increase ahead of the peak of current dry season ehich is expected to fall in September. "The potential will ...



Wildfires destroyed 222 hectares of land in West Aceh

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:07:27 +0700

Wildfires in West Aceh District, Aceh Province, had destroyed some 222.5 hectares (ha) of land and forest areas in July, an official from the disaster mitigation agency stated here on Wednesday. The blaze mostly occurred ...



President to tighten issuance of permits for forest industry

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:02:27 +0700

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) revealed here on Wednesday that he will tighten requirements on the issuance of permits for the forest industry to protect natural resources and preserve the environment. Hence, the authority ...



President Jokowi attends Kalpataru environmental award presentation ceremony

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:56:32 +0700

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) attended the Kalpataru environmental award presentation ceremony held at the Manggala Wanabakti forestry ministry complex, here, Wednesday. The event was organized to commemorate National ...



73 hotspots detected across Sumatra Island

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:54:54 +0700

The meteorological, climatology and geophysics agency (BMKG) has detected 73 hotspots in 10 provinces across Sumatra Island, on Monday morning. Of the total 73 hotspots, 14 were found in North Sumatra, 13 in Riau, 10 in ...



Wildfires gutted over 60 hectares of Aceh forest

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:52:14 +0700

Wildfires have gutted more than 60 hectares of forest and bush areas in West Aceh District, Aceh Darussalam Province, due to drought. Wildfires had spread to wider areas in the western coast of Sumatras northernmost ...



Clean water services aimed at addressing injustice: VP Kalla

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:07:30 +0700

(image) Fulfilling the clean water needs of the general public is one of the governments efforts to address injustice, Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla stated. Kalla made the remarks while addressing the inauguration of the Umbulan ...



Endemic "Armophallus Titanium" blooms perfectly in Bengkulu

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:24:20 +0700

A rare endemic "Armophallus Titanium" flower, which was 3 meters in height, bloomed perfectly in a farmers plants breeding site in Tebat Monok village, Kepahiang district, Bengkulu province, a grower named Holidin informed ...