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Mentawai Residents Oppose Permit for Industrial Forest

Mentawai Residents Oppose Permit for Industrial Forest

The residents and regency administration of the Mentawai Islands have opposed the decision made by the central government and West Sumatra provincial administration to grant an industrial forest (HTI) permit for a company in Siberut Island, The Jakarta Post reported.

Fears for Indonesian Park’s Rare Species as Trump Town Rises

Fears for Indonesian Park’s Rare Species as Trump Town Rises

Shrouded in mist and cloud, the twin volcanoes of the lushly forested Gunung Gede Pangrango national park are the brooding guardians of nature’s last stand on teeming Java island. Indonesia’s overflowing, polluted capital is a couple of hours north, and with Trump-branded properties being built next to this protected area, Jakarta may soon feel even closer.

British-owned Cruise Ship Wrecks One of Indonesia’s Best Coral Reefs

British-owned Cruise Ship Wrecks One of Indonesia’s Best Coral Reefs

One of the main coral reefs at Raja Ampat, an Indonesian island chain home to perhaps the world’s richest marine biodiversity, was severely damaged last week when a Bahamian-flagged cruise ship smashed into it at low tide, according to an official report. The 90-meter Caledonian Sky, owned by tour operator Noble Caledonia, ran aground in […]

Indonesia Sees Increase in Illegal Wildlife Trade

Indonesia Sees Increase in Illegal Wildlife Trade

Wildlife Conservation Society – Indonesia Program (WCS-IP) noted that volume of illegal wildlife trade has quadrupled since 2010 with a value of Rp13 trillion per year.