Category: Conservation

Deforestation: Loggers Not to Blame

Loggers, the big logging companies that is, are no longer contributing to deforestation in Indonesia. The reason: the Decree of the Minister of Commerce No. 25 of 2016,...

Edge of the Ocean: Local Narratives of Marine Conservation in Raja Ampat

Expensive dive resorts and ecotourism seem to be the first things that come to most people’s minds at the mention of Raja Ampat. My recent visit confirmed the rumours...

Honey Bee Honey: Beekeeping in Cibubur

Beekeeping, or apiculture (Latin: apis ‘bee’), has been practiced in Egypt for over 4,000 years. And collecting honey from wild bees goes back even further. The...

Public’s response to new paid plastic bag policy

In a bid to reduce the production of plastic waste, as many as 22 cities in Indonesia have simultaneously witnessed the implementation of a paid plastic bags policy,...

Could Accountability in Sustainable Oil Palm Prevent Further Forest Fires?

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Green Commodities Programme (GCP) are working with oil palm stakeholders to ensure this sector’s contributions to the...

Thriving Coral Reef, Thriving Community: Wakatobi Resort Conservation

The Coral Triangle has been likened to an underwater Amazon rainforest for its density and diversity of species. Stretching from the Philippines to Malaysia to...

Following Haze Crisis, Indonesia Pledges to Cut Deforestation Rate in Half

This year’s forest fires sky-rocketed Indonesia’s carbon emissions tenfold. The government has announced a plan to revamp the nation’s land and forest management....

Dying to Entertain

Despite research that shows dolphins to be highly sensitive and intelligent, numerous facilities in Bali continue to hold the cetaceans captive for commercial gain. With...

Indonesian Communities Awarded United Nations Development Programme Equator Prize

The United Nation Development Programme’s Equator Initiative recently announced the 2015 winners of its prestigious Equator Prize. Having attracted 1,461 entries from...

The Rhythm of People Power

An environmental movement against the planned reclamation of water and mangroves for large-scale development in Benoa Bay is uniting conservationists, musicians and...

Appetite for Destruction

The Indonesian president, the maritime minister and the Supreme Court are all too weak to stop a Chinese mining company from operating illegally on a small, protected...

Communities Gather to Clean Up Gunung Marapi in West Sumatra

Chairman of the Parimbo Minangkabau Community, Roni Marianto, led an initiative to clean up the ascent trail of Mount Marapi in Tanahdatar, West Sumatra Province, in...

In the Trail of the Sumatran Tiger

Chris Slappendal is an advocate for all endangered species and their habitats, whose passion for the Sumatran tiger led him to found the TigerTrail project. The Sumatran...

Holiday-makers clean Birie Island Beach in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat in West Papua is known for being a paradise for divers, bird-watchers and nature lovers. Although it is a sanctuary for flora and fauna, sadly, it isn’t a...

Education Guide 2017

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