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Rappler's latest stories on Indonesia environment


IN PHOTOS: No man's land

Feb 03, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Palm oil is a multibillion-dollar industry for Indonesia. But the people responsible for its production are not the ones reaping the riches.

BEARING THE BRUNT. Palm oil workers transfering the fruits into another truck.

Shock and angst in Asia as Trump rises

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:11 PM

Viewers at election watching events around Asia stared at giant screens tallying the returns as they digested the impact of Trump possibly heading the world s most powerful nation

Supporters of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gather to watch elections results at a bar in Sydney, Australia on November 9, 2016. William West/AFP

Indonesian clerics issue fatwa against forest fires

Sep 14, 2016 - 1:01 PM

The religious edict by the Indonesian Ulema Council says it is haram or against Islamic law for Muslims to start fires on purpose in forests or on plantation land

Fire fighters try to put out fires in forest and peatlands surrounding Palangkaraya city in Central Kalimantan on October 30, 2015.  Bay Ismoyo/AFP

#AnimatED: Seeing clearly through the haze

Nov 02, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Indonesia needs to harness policies for conserving its forests

Indonesia's extension of forest clearing ban 'not enough'

May 19, 2015 - 10:38 AM

There are serious concerns about Jokowi’s commitment to stopping forest degradation

CONVERTED FORESTS. An aerial view shows palm oil plantations in the Indragiri Hulu regency, Riau province, Indonesia in 2013. According to Greenpeace, the palm oil plantations in Indonesia have reached up to more than 9 million hectares. File photo by EPA

Indonesia extends landmark logging moratorium

May 14, 2015 - 12:36 PM

We need to protect our forests says President Jokowi

A cleared peat forest in Kuala Cenaku, Riau, Indonesia, on May 7, 2013. Photo by EPA

Endangered Sumatran elephant found shot dead, tusks missing

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:20 PM

This is the first known case of elephant killing in Aceh this year

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. One of the 11 Sumatran elephants found dead in Aceh in 2014. Photo by AFP

Masked models highlight Indonesian environmental devastation

Mar 31, 2015 - 2:19 PM

The fashion show took place at Rancaekek part of the Citarum River Basin which is the heart of the Indonesian textile industry and one of the most polluted places on Earth

GREEN FASHION. Indonesian models with gas masks wearing dresses by Lenny Agustin, Felicia Budi and Hana Farhana display banners during a fashion show in a polluted river basin planted mostly with rice in Rancaekek district near Citarum river, West Java, as part of a Greenpeace campaign. Photo handout by Greenpeace/Rappler

Indonesia is 2nd biggest source of plastic waste in seas

Feb 13, 2015 - 12:16 PM

A study estimates millions of tons of plastic waste get dumped into our oceans annually with Indonesia being the 2nd biggest contributor

PLASTIC, PLASTIC EVERYWHERE. An man collects plastic garbage at a polluted river in Jakarta in this 2008 file photo. Photo by EPA

Cement plant sparks environmental debate in Indonesia

Jan 27, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Semen Indonesia s new plant in Rembang Central Java becomes a lightning rod for new policy decisions for Indonesia’s president

Tractors prepare the foundation for a Semen Indonesia cement factory in Gunem, Rembang, Central Java. The company says the plant will be crucial to meeting domestic demand for cement, which is rising at 4-6% a year. Photo from Asia Sentinel

Indonesia bawa perspektif kemaritiman dalam Konferensi Iklim COP 20

Dec 10, 2014 - 4:41 PM

Indonesia sebagai negara kepulauan sangat bergantung pada maritim yang dipengaruhi oleh iklim Diperlukan aksi adaptasi dan mitigasi dalam pengembangan sektor kemaritiman

Panel diskusi COP 20, di Lima, Peru, diskusikan dampak perubahan iklim bagi petani dan nelayan. Foto oleh Uni Lubis

Partisipasi swasta Indonesia dalam konservasi alam

Dec 10, 2014 - 12:44 PM

Di COP 20 sejumlah swasta Indonesia mempresentasikan upaya konservasi alam yang mereka lakukan Belum ada model bisnis yang baku Juga mekanisme insentif kredit karbon bagi yang melakukannya dengan konsisten

Presentasi penyelamatan harimau di Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation (TWNC) di COP 20, Lima, Peru. Foto oleh Uni Lubis

Negosiasi turunkan emisi di taman Pentagonito

Dec 07, 2014 - 12:31 PM

KTT Perubahan Iklim yang digelar di Lima Peru pekan ini diharapkan menghasilkan draf untuk disepakati di COP 21 tahun depan di Paris Tahun ini panas bumi dan permukaan laut mencatat rekor tertinggi

Taman di lokasi COP 20 di Pentagonito, Lima, Peru. Foto oleh Uni Lubis

Jokowi perintahkan bangun kebun raya di tiap provinsi

Dec 06, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Untuk mendukung lingkungan berkelanjutan Presiden Jokowi perintahkan Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan bangun kebun raya di setiap provinsi

Menteri Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan Siti Nurbaya Bakar tak merasa terbebani dengan penggabungan kedua kementerian. Foto oleh

Menanti strategi Jokowi turunkan emisi karbon

Nov 22, 2014 - 2:34 PM

Di era SBY Indonesia pernah menjadi game changer dalam niat penurunan emisi gas rumah kaca Bagaimana dengan Jokowi?

Aktifis lingkung berdemonstrasi di depan Kedutaan Besar Amerika Serikat di Jakarta pada 2 Desember 2009. Mereka menuntut pemerintah AS untuk berbuat lebih dalam menurunkan emisi karbon. Foto oleh Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Aline Adita: Jual nama demi amal bersama Rumah Pandai

Nov 17, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Jargon Rumah Pandai adalah One Movement and Action for a Better Indonesia

Aline Adita (kiri), bersama kawannya Kanaya Tabitha (tengah) dan Nadya Mulya (kanan) mendirikan Rumah Pandai untuk membantu mereka yang kurang mampu. Foto oleh

How plywood started the destruction of Indonesia’s forests

Nov 11, 2014 - 1:45 PM

From 1967 to 1970 logging concessions covering over 53 million hectares were virtually gifted to global logging companies

DEFORESTATION. Illegal logs seized by police in Indonesia. File photo by EPA

Meet the lawyer who wants you to pay for plastic bags

Sep 18, 2014 - 5:57 PM

In January 2013 Tiza Mafira created an online petition to get Indonesian retailers and supermarkets to stop giving away plastic bags for free She got so much more than just signatures

Tiza Mafira explaining her #Pay4Plastic petition on at @atamericain May 2013. Photo courtesy of the Diet Kantong Plastik Facebook page

2 rare Sumatran elephants found dead in Aceh

Sep 08, 2014 - 7:02 PM

There are fewer than 3 000 Sumatran elephants remaining in the wild according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature marking a 50 drop in numbers since 1985

DEAD ELEPHANT. This photograph taken by a villager on August 21, 2014, shows a man placing a fruit on a dead baby Sumatran elephant found in a river in Serbajadi in East Aceh district in Aceh province, located near the Leuser ecosystem forest conservation area in Indonesia's Sumatra island. Two more Sumatran elephants were found dead in Aceh over the weekend. Photo by AFP

Sumatran orangutans' rainforest home faces new threat

May 05, 2013 - 5:37 PM

Alarm is growing at a plan activists say will open up new swathes of virgin forest on Sumatra island for commercial exploitation increasing the risk to many endangered species

IN DANGER. In this photograph taken on April 10, 2013, an endangered Sumatran orangutan with a baby clings on tree branches in the forest of Bukit Lawang, part of the vast Leuser National Park, its rainforests occupying areas of the two provinces of North Sumatra and Aceh located in Indonesia's Sumatra island. AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD