President Joko Widodo approves two-year extension of forest moratorium

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved a two-year extension to a moratorium on issuing new licenses to use land designated as primary forest and peatland, the environment and forestry minister said on

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Indonesian rangers dismantle traps to save wildlife

In the depths of Indonesia’s dense Leuser rain forest, a group of rangers are  searching for traps set by poachers which are endangering rare wildlife. Scientists and...

Indonesian rangers dismantle traps to save wildlife

Two new species of tarsier, rumored to be inspiration for Yoda, announced on Star Wars Day

Tarsiers’ eyes are so large the creatures can’t even move them around — a limitation they adapted to by developing the ability to swivel their heads 180-degrees in either...

Two new species of tarsier, rumored to be inspiration for Yoda, announced on Star Wars Day

Orangutan, snow leopard and sun bear rescued from Jakarta home of man who allegedly bought them through social media

On top of the serious threat facing Indonesia’s endangered species due to deforestation and the destruction of their natural habitats, they are also at risk due to poaching and...

Orangutan, snow leopard and sun bear rescued from Jakarta home of man who allegedly bought them through social media

Indonesia’s new ally on war against haze – tribespeople

Indonesia is recruiting tribespeople to help fight outbreaks of haze which shroud Southeast Asia every year with a government deal designed to tap into traditional ways of...

Indonesia’s new ally on war against haze – tribespeople

In a big step for indigenous rights and the environment, the gov’t has given a rainforest in Papua back to the people

This is news worth dancing about.

In a big step for indigenous rights and the environment, the gov’t has given a rainforest in Papua back to the people

Palm oil giant Wilmar denies covering up labour abuses in Indonesia

Palm oil giant Wilmar on Tuesday denied accusations by a rights group that it had intimidated workers in an attempt to cover up a string of labour abuses from child labour to low...

Palm oil giant Wilmar denies covering up labour abuses in Indonesia

Minister Susi orders investigation of civil servant allegedly embroiled in lobster smuggling operation with Rp 195 billion in bank account

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Minister Susi orders investigation of civil servant allegedly embroiled in lobster smuggling operation with Rp 195 billion in bank account

Baby Bornean orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

Villagers on the Indonesian part of jungle-clad Borneo island often keep the critically endangered apes as pets even though the practice is

Baby Bornean orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

VIRAL: Brave Jakarta sanitation workers dive into pools of shit to unclog drains jammed with our trash

It should go without saying that, no matter what preventative measures the government builds to keep Jakarta from flooding, it will all be for nothing if the citizens don’t play...

VIRAL: Brave Jakarta sanitation workers dive into pools of shit to unclog drains jammed with our trash

Coconuts Jakarta Environment

It’s certainly nothing to be proud of, but name any kind of pollution - air, water, land - and Jakarta has it in abundance. A population of over 10 million in a city is obviously going to leave a sizeable footprint, but it has long been argued that Jakartans - both the people and the government - can still do much more to keep the city clean. But the fact of the matter is exhaust fumes from millions of motorized vehicles pollute the city’s air daily, its waterways are often used as trash dumps, and litter is a problem in most areas of the capital. At the very least, efforts are being made by the current city administration to clean up the city, as evidenced by the fact that the city’s rivers and canals are now at their cleanest state in years, if not decades. It also seems like more and more Jakartans are becoming more conscientious regarding the state of the city’s environment, as evidenced by the rise of clean up activities throughout Jakarta.