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President Jokowi signed on forest clearing moratorium, but it’s a weak one, says Greenpeace

Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar confirmed that President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo had signed Indonesia’s logging ban on natural forests and peatlands for another two years, on Wednesday (13/5), in Jakarta. “I have to talked to Mr. President this morning and he agrees to sign the moratorium extension today [on […]

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Land use changes destroy Lampung’s natural resources

Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – Land use changes to plantation, mining, and ecosystem payment services have led to the collapsed of Lampung’s natural resources, activists said, on Monday (11/5). Novriansyah, manager of Kawan Tani Lampung Project, said that plantation sector had reached 443,118,987 hectares, gold mining had reached 40,000 hectares and ecosystem services such as geothermal had […]

Menteri Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan Siti Nurbaya Bakar mengikuti rapat kerja dengan Komisi IV DPR di Kompleks Parlemen Senayan, Jakarta, Senin (30/3)

Minister of Environment and Forestry to audit permits on wildlife ownership

Jakarta, Ekuatorial — After recent massive illegal wildlife trading busts, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar said that there will be audit on permits for wildlife, in Jakarta, on Thursday (7/5). “We encourage law enforcement against illegal wildlife trading, especially those with bad treatments. The ministry is currently preparing for audits on wildlife […]

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Animal right activist urges conservation law revision to fight illegal wildlife trading

Jakarta, Ekuatorial — Following recent major busts on illegal wildlife trading, an animal right activist on Friday (8/5) urged government to revise the country’s law on conservation which could no longer accommodate today’s challenges. Last month, Illegal wildlife trading came to spotlight after officials foiled 5 tons of pangolins smuggling in Medan, North Sumatra, the […]

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    Climbers piled up trash in Lawu Mountain

    05/26/2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Karanganyar, Ekuatorial – As much as one garbage truck of trash collected by volunteers during their clean up initiative in Mount Lawu, Karanganyar, Central Java, on Sunday (24/5). Around 225 climbers of Paguyuban Pecinta Alam Bersatu, in cooperation with Rescue Karanganyar Emergency, cleaned up Cemoro Kandang hiking trail, consists of four posts, from mineral water […]

  • ANTARA FOTO/Wahyu Putro A

    President Jokowi signed on forest clearing moratorium, but it’s a weak one, says Greenpeace

    05/13/2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar confirmed that President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo had signed Indonesia’s logging ban on natural forests and peatlands for another two years, on Wednesday (13/5), in Jakarta. “I have to talked to Mr. President this morning and he agrees to sign the moratorium extension today [on […]

  • Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 1.43.16 PM

    Land use changes destroy Lampung’s natural resources

    05/11/2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – Land use changes to plantation, mining, and ecosystem payment services have led to the collapsed of Lampung’s natural resources, activists said, on Monday (11/5). Novriansyah, manager of Kawan Tani Lampung Project, said that plantation sector had reached 443,118,987 hectares, gold mining had reached 40,000 hectares and ecosystem services such as geothermal had […]

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    465 people evacuated as Karangetang Mountain erupted

    05/09/2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Sitaro, Ekuatorial – Hundreds evacuated after Karangetang Mountain erupted since Thursday (7/5), said an official, in Sitaro, North Sulawesi, on Friday (8/5). Charlton Bob Wuaten, head of Sitaro Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency, said that there were at least 465 refugees evacuated to three locations. “Besides of villagers date, we also recorded four houses affected by […]

  • Menteri Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan Siti Nurbaya Bakar mengikuti rapat kerja dengan Komisi IV DPR di Kompleks Parlemen Senayan, Jakarta, Senin (30/3)

    Minister of Environment and Forestry to audit permits on wildlife ownership

    05/08/2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial — After recent massive illegal wildlife trading busts, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar said that there will be audit on permits for wildlife, in Jakarta, on Thursday (7/5). “We encourage law enforcement against illegal wildlife trading, especially those with bad treatments. The ministry is currently preparing for audits on wildlife […]

  • pemusnahan trenggiling di Medan, Sumatra Utara/Mei Landha

    Animal right activist urges conservation law revision to fight illegal wildlife trading

    05/08/2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial — Following recent major busts on illegal wildlife trading, an animal right activist on Friday (8/5) urged government to revise the country’s law on conservation which could no longer accommodate today’s challenges. Last month, Illegal wildlife trading came to spotlight after officials foiled 5 tons of pangolins smuggling in Medan, North Sumatra, the […]

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    Oil palm expansion has taken its toll in Sorong district

    05/07/2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Sorong, Ekuatorial – Due to massive oil palm plantation expansion, water scarcity hit Malalilis village of Klaili, Sorong district, said an activist, in Sorong, on Tuesday (5/5). “People are getting hard to find clean water as their village is located inside oil palm plantation. Forest cleared for oil palm. There’s no water in the village. […]

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    East Aceh elephants get a new conservation location

    05/06/2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Aceh Timur, Ekuatorial – To anticipate increasing conflict between humans and elephants, East Aceh government established an elephant respond unit located in Bunin village, Serbajadi subdistrict, East Aceh, said an official, in East Aceh, on Monday (4/5). “Conflicts between elephants and humans in East Aceh have been going for too long and there’s still no […]

  • pemusnahan trenggiling di Medan, Sumatra Utara/Mei Landha

    Police named a suspect on recent pangolin bust in Medan

    05/05/2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Medan, Ekuatorial – Police had arrested a suspect related to recent pangolin smuggling, said a senior investigator, in Medan, North Sumatra, last April. Last April, Indonesian National Police’s Criminal Investigation Division (Bareskrim) confiscated at least five tons of slaughtered pangolins (Manis javanica) in Medan, North Sumatra. The bust also managed to save 96 pangolins which […]

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