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Two Indonesian National Parks Given ASEAN Heritage Status

Two of Indonesia’s national parks, Kepulauan Seribu National Park (KSNP) and Wakatobi National Park (WNP), are set to be recognized as highly protected areas of...

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Possible Sighting of Extinct Tiger in Indonesia

The Javan Tiger, a legendary Indonesian animal declared to have been extinct for over 40 years, may still be alive after park rangers at Ujung Kulon National Park claim...

30,000 Flock The Streets in Clean Up Jakarta Day Events

Each year, thousands of volunteers take to the streets of Jakarta to clean up the city in a mass effort to raise awareness of the importance of caring for our...

Susi Takes Anti-Illegal Fishing Fight To World Stage

Indonesia’s colourful Minister for Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti has spoken out against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) during a UN Ocean Conference...

Trash-Tinted Goggles: Mountains of Garbage Overshadow Indonesia’s Ambitious Tourism Plans

A sprawling archipelago of white sandy beaches, towering active volcanoes, seas abundant with marine life, rich rainforests, and dozens of ethnic cultures, it’s easy...

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,...

Environment Ministry Urges for More Jobs to Cut Wildlife Crimes

According to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, providing more employment opportunities in relevant communities will considerably reduce wildlife crimes.

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...

Indonesia to Protect Peatlands and Fight Climate Change

Environmental advocates lauded Indonesia’s call to ban the conversion of peatlands into plantations. The government explained the urgency of enforcing the ban to...

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...

This Gadget Knows When You’re Breathing Harmful Air in Indonesia

Researchers from Harvard and Columbia universities estimated there were more than 90,000 early deaths this year in areas close to haze-producing fires in Riau and North...

Local Film Crew Spreads Environmental Awareness

Some of us might wonder if documentaries can actually change the world. I recently came across the film production unit Indonesia Nature Film Society, which shows how...

Islamic Council Calls For Fatwa On Forest Burning

Indonesia’s highest Islamic authority recently criticized plantation companies and farmers who use the illegal slash-and-burn method, claiming it is “haram.” The...

Education Guide 2017

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