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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 ...

EARTH WIRE -- Peatland restoration helps prevent forest fires

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 04:48:40 +0700

(image) Set up nearly a year ago, Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) has wasted no time in protecting and restoring peatlands and, consequently, preventing wildfires in Indonesian forests. The destruction of peatlands and ...

EARTH WIRE -- BRG to complete installation of 2,000 wells in C. Kalimantan

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 04:11:15 +0700

(image) Indonesias Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) said, it would soon complete installation of 2,000 wells in peatland areas in Central Kalimantan Province. "In Central Kalimantan Province, we have planned to install 2,000 wells ...

EARTH WIRE -- Brazilian conservationists develop new tool to cut illegal wood from supply chains

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 04:19:55 +0700

(image) Companies that want to buy Brazilian timber without contributing to illegal deforestation have a new tool to help them ensure stolen wood does not appear in their supply chains - a digital platform tracing the origins of wood, ...

New habitat of Rafflesia arnoldii found in Bengkulu

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:54:46 +0700

A new habitat of the worlds largest flower Rafflesia arnoldii has been found recently in the forest of Manau IX Village, Kaur District, Bengkulu Province. Coordinator of Pemuda Padang Guci Peduli Puspa Langka Youth ...

President Jokowi watches guards clean Ciliwung River

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 22:15:15 +0700

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) watched in Bogor Botanical Garden as the Ciliwung River was cleaned by members of his presidential security unit, here on Saturday. President Jokowi left the Bogor presidential palace at 10:30 ...

President hopes to see cleaner Ciliwung River

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 22:13:01 +0700

President Joko Widodo has expressed his hope to see a cleaner Ciliwung River, thanks to the clean-up activities carried out by the Ciliwung Care Community (KPC), the government and the public. "Ciliwung River is cleaner ...

Sun bear rescued from boar snare in West Sumatra

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 21:18:04 +0700

A sun bear was rescued on Tuesday after being trapped in a wild boar snare in a plantation in Batuang Balirik, Pasaman District, West Sumatra Province. Owner of the plantation Rici (32) was surprised to find a sun bear ...

EARTH WIRE -- Danish govt explores cooperation with S. Sulawesi

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:09:34 +0700

(image) The Danish government is exploring cooperation with the provincial government of South Sulawesi in the maritime and energy sector. "We met with Deputy Governor of South Sulawesi Agus Arifin Numang to jointly promote ...

EARTH WIRE -- China to appoint "river chiefs" to fight pollution

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:20:28 +0700

(image) China will appoint "river chiefs" to prevent pollution in the nations waterways, the official Xinhua news agency reported, in the latest step taken by Beijing to rein in environmental damage. With the evolution of China ...

EARTH WIRE -- Over nine thousand holidaymakers visit Bogor Botanical Garden

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 15:58:16 +0700

(image) As many as 9,372 people visited Bogor Botanical Garden last weekend. On Sunday, the number of visitors was 6,438 (comprising 6,399 domestic tourists and 39 foreign tourists), while on Saturday, there were only 2,934 (2,912 ...

EARTH WIRE -- Land and water resources altered by Syria war

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 20:06:54 +0700

(image) Researchers have analyzed satellite data and determined that the civil war in Syria and subsequent refugee migration caused sudden changes in the areas land use and freshwater resources. In what was believed to be the first ...