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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.

Indonesia to Reduce Plastic Wastes by 70 Percent

Indonesia to Reduce Plastic Wastes by 70 Percent

The Indonesian government is committed to reducing plastic wastes by 70 percent by the end of 2025, initiated with the launch of a national action plan for tackling plastic wastes in oceans

Bali Fishermen Release Seven Blacktip Sharks

Bali Fishermen Release Seven Blacktip Sharks

Fishermen in Gilimanuk village of Jembrana disrict, Bali, has released seven blacktip sharks to the open sea, after they were trapped in fishermens nets.

Rare Javan Leopard Spotted in West Java, Indonesia

Rare Javan Leopard Spotted in West Java, Indonesia

Four Javan leopards have been spotted in an Indonesian national park where they were previously thought to have died out, raising hopes for the future of the rare big cat.

A Whale is Found to Have 30 Plastic Bags in Its Stomach

A Whale is Found to Have 30 Plastic Bags in Its Stomach

Researchers in Norway were in for a shock when they discovered more than 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste inside the stomach of a whale. The whale, which had been put down by wardens off the coast of western Norway, had clearly consumed a huge amount of non-biodegradable waste, Daily Mail reported.