Category: Conservation

EcoRegions Indonesia

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) aims to promote global conservation in spatially defined areas called eco regions. An eco-region is defined by WWF as a “large area of...

Fast Fashion: Trendy Clothing Items at Low Prices – the Scourge of Humanity?

Twenty years ago, we valued the household items that we worked hard to afford.  Before the current instant-gratification-obsessed “disposable era”, we actually...

The Fight for Benoa Bay

Over the past four years the people of Bali have been fighting a bitter struggle against the reclamation of Benoa Bay. The group Bali Tolak Reklamasi (Bali Rejects...

Saving the Sumatran Elephants

Currently, there are roughly 2,400 – 2,800 Sumatran elephants left in the wild. Their survival is threatened by hunters, deforestation and habitat loss, as well as...

Protecting the World’s Reefs

The Misool Foundation is campaigning for a marine reserve, a no-take zone that protects 300,000 acres of the most acclaimed coral reefs in Indonesia. Misool Foundation,...

Saving the Slow Loris

The Kukangku Foundation (My Loris) is holding a special campaign to protect lorises from the threat of extinction due to hunting, trading and forestry maintenance...

Saving the Forest: The #30Claps Movement

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia is starting an online movement called #30claps to save the forests of Indonesia. The #30claps movement encourages people to clap...

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West Sumatra Eyes Potential of Owl Agritourism

With thousands of majestic owls living in the area, a local environmental centre plans to develop a new agritourism concept in Nagari Koto Kaciak.

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Czech Power Company Explores Green Energy in Indonesia

Indonesia and the Czech Republic aim to bolster bilateral relations with a newly proposed co-op initiative in the green energy sector.

Indonesia’s Solution to the Plastic Epidemic

How ironic it is to know that the disposable, non-degradable plastic products, such as rain ponchos, straws and cutlery, which we usually use for only around 30 minutes,...

A Resort to Protect Biodiversity in Indonesia

When Andrew Miner discovered Batbitim Island in 2003, he found a remote shark finning camp in a vast sea devastated by dynamite and cyanide fishing. Where once the blood...

What Has 2016 Meant for Indonesia and Climate Change?

2015 was a devastating year for global greenhouse gas emissions, with Indonesia ranking fourth on the list of top emitters after vast forest fires released 1.62 billion...

Opinion: To Protect Indonesia’s Remaining Forests, Indigenous People Need a Seat at the Table

Imagine the island of Java in the 1850s. Its lowlands and valleys sparsely populated, dotted with villages, sawah and stands of fruit-bearing trees, its hills and...

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Five Rehabilitated Orangutans Set Free in East Kalimantan

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation released five orangutans into East Kalimantan’s Kehje Sewen Forest earlier this month, after seven years of rehabilitation.