I have mentioned in a previous article how I find the increase in wildlife trafficking disgusting and deplorable. Running a close second to that is the sale of skins, shells and other parts of these dead animal’s bodies to tourists in various parts around the world. Go to any tourist […]

The Sale of Shell Products Goes On and On and ...

Orangutans are one of the most endangered species on earth. According to Charles Darwin and the Darwinian Theory, apes are our closest relations. In Indonesia orangutans are seen as a source of pride for the country and yet, their habitat is disappearing at a rate faster than anyone could imagine. […]

Survival of the Orangutan

In commemoration of My Green Earth Day 2007, WWF-Indonesia are hosting a green environment day, that is planting trees and distributing plant seeds at 10 WWF-Indonesia site offices, from Sumatra to Papua.

Earth Day: Indonesia

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia for the Sahul region with the participation of Papuan people has been implementing a greening program in the Cyloop nature preserve buffer zone in Jayapura district. The greening campaign which is being supported by local non-governmental organizations, churches and Papuan elders was initiated to […]

Cyloop Nature Preserve Buffer Zone: Jayapura, Papua

Palm oil has long been used in a wide range of consumer products, from margarine to sweets and soaps to cosmetics. But since Europe and America have discovered palm oil as a ‘biofuel‘, a cleaner-burning alternative to ‘dirty‘ mineral oil, business has taken off even more – with disastrous consequences […]

Palm Oil Production Destroying Indonesian Rainforests

For years, Bali has been a hub for Indonesia’s illegal marine turtle trade, particularly in two coastal villages on Serangan islet in the southern neighbourhood of Denpasar, Bali’s main city. And the economic downturn since the Bali bombing has not helped. But now an education effort is paying dividends. Olivier […]

A Second Chance for Bali’s Marine Turtles: Bali

Scientists have discovered that the clouded leopard found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra is an entirely new species of cat. The secretive rainforest animal was originally thought to be the same species as the one found in mainland Southeast Asia.

New Species of Leopard Found

What is it with these multi-national big companies that have total disregard for the environment, the animals that reside there and the laws of a country. I was aware that national parks in Indonesia were a definite no-go zone for anybody — mining and farmers.

Illegal Coffee Threatens Rare Species: Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, ...