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Meratus Mountains has smallest squirrel in the world
The Meratus Mountains in South Kalimantan Province, which is a wet tropical forest, is home to one of the smallest squirrels in the world, a researcher from the Indonesian Biodiversity at Lambung Mangkurat University, ...
09/25/2017 12:01 PM
Two Rafflesia flowers bloom in Central Bengkulu
Two flowers of the protected rare Rafflesia Arnoldii species have bloomed at different locations of Central Bengkulus protected forest. "One of them is already in bloom since four days, and the other has just reached its ...
09/25/2017 09:10 AM
Surabaya City calls on residents not to burn trash during dry season
The Surabaya City Fire Department, East Java, has issued a circular calling on city residents not to set fire to trash during the dry season this year. Chief of the fire department Candra Oeratmangun said here on Friday the ...
09/22/2017 08:52 PM
Indonesia on rhino emergency status
Indonesia is in Rhino emergency status after this protected animal habitat declined to three from eight locations which all are conservation areas. "We are racing against time to save Indonesian rhinoceroses, so that their ...
09/22/2017 08:40 PM
Maritime sector can overcome impact of drought: Activist
Various maritime resources can be utilized to help overcome the impact of drought in various regions, an activist stated. "Fish catch can help to cover the losses incurred in the agricultural sector due to drought," ...
09/22/2017 12:27 PM
Indonesia to receive two Chinese giant pandas next week
Indonesia will receive two seven-year-old giant pandas from China, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the governments of the two countries. The MoU was also signed by PT. Taman Safari ...
09/22/2017 12:24 PM
More than 120 birds dead at Suncor-owned Canada oil sands mine
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 ...
09/20/2017 12:45 PM
25 leopards estimated to be living in Gunung Gede Pangrango
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 ...
09/15/2017 12:19 PM
RI-New Zealand co-chair summit on plastic waste in ocean
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 ...
09/07/2017 12:41 AM
Indonesia raises solidarity to tackle plastic pollution at sea
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 ...
09/06/2017 12:12 PM
State budget on climate change increased: Ministry
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. ...
09/06/2017 11:38 AM
Government formulates regulation to encourage ships to manage waste
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 ...
09/06/2017 09:27 AM
Environment Ministry to strengthen forest management unit
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 ...
09/04/2017 11:53 AM
Ministry set 1.54 million ha of social forestry zones
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 ...
08/29/2017 07:39 PM
2,000ha of educational forest developed for Rafflesia conservation
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. ...
08/25/2017 11:03 AM
Ministry stops activities of medical waste processing firm
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 ...
08/18/2017 12:48 PM
Indonesia urges UN to issue Rights of Ocean
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," ...
08/11/2017 03:11 PM
Forest fire in Ogan Ilir forest extinguished
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, ...
08/07/2017 12:37 PM
BNPB predicts forest fires to increase
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 ...
08/06/2017 08:08 PM
Wildfires destroyed 222 hectares of land in West Aceh
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 ...
08/02/2017 11:07 AM