The annual inundation of ocean-borne flotsam and jetsam has begun washing ashore in Kuta, Bali. The shoreline-filled with trash is most evident along a four-kilometer stretch of beach from Petitenget to the main beachfront in Kuta.
How much plastic pollution fills the waters around Indonesia? How are flora and fauna reacting to plastic garbage in their environment?
The Environment and Forestry Ministry, the West Nusa Tenggara administration and the Mount Rinjani National Park Agency are creating a team to handle piles of trash scattered on Mt. Rinjani, an active volcano on Lombok Island, which is famous for its beauty as well
Indonesian police have uncovered hundreds of protected animal species in Jakarta being traded illegally in the markets and online.
Best mates Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski spent much of their childhood in the ocean and, after becoming frustrated at the amount of rubbish floating around, quit their jobs to come up with a sustainable solution.
Following the results of a recent report from Volcom’s parent company Kering on the group’s ambitious 2012-2016 sustainability targets, Volcom has released an update on their progress and a detailed plan outlining the path forward. Building on the success of these targeted efforts, Volcom is continuing to refine and focus its sustainability initiatives in a progressive program called New Future.
But beneath the glamorous surface of cocktails, swimming pools and beach holidays lies an environmental threat that may cause the island to face a water crisis in less than four years.
Surfers feel pollution. It’s that simple.
The population of Sumatran elephants has plummeted in the past nine years mainly due to the conversion of forest areas into plantations and settlements, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia has announced, quoted from The Jakarta Post.
These included the critically endangered Black-Winged Myna, native to Java and Bali, and other rare species found nowhere outside Indonesia’s vast archipelago.