Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – Three people were arrested in Riau on Wednesday for allegedly trading elephant tusks.
Conservation & Animal Rights
November 13, 2020
November 11, 2020
Asrida Elisabeth, Jayapura, Indonesia – Paving of a dirt road linking two cities in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region could spark the destruction of a wildlife reserve whose isolatio
November 5, 2020
The National Police (Polri) says it is looking into a widely circulated video showing a man in police uniform throwing a kitten into a ditch with force, which has sparked outrage throug
October 26, 2020
Junaidi Hanafiah, Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Conservationists are calling for a Sumatran rhino habitat at the northern tip of the Indonesian island to be fully protected from planned road-
October 23, 2020
Jatna Supriatna – Intensified illegal logging and expansions of palm oil plantations and farms have destroyed rain forests on Indonesia's fourth-largest island, Sulawesi, threatening th
October 19, 2020
Jakarta – The global COVID-19 pandemic has put animal conservation centers in jeopardy.
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An evolutionary crucible in Indonesia that's given rise to a unique array of primates found nowhere else on Earth is at risk of disappearing due to rapid d
October 16, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan and Nurni Sulaiman, Medan – The North Sumatra Forestry Agency has closed a hiking trail in a forested public park on Mount Sibayak, Karo regency, following Sumatran tige
September 24, 2020
Jakarta – The Lampung Police have arrested three individuals who were allegedly engaged in illegal elephant ivory trade in the region.
September 10, 2020
September 7, 2020
Helena Horton – A newly discovered orangutan species is being driven to extinction by a UK firm's Indonesian gold mine, a wildlife charity has claimed.
September 3, 2020
Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – A protected Sumatran tiger was found rotting last week in a forest in Siak regency, Riau. A wire snare was found around its neck.
September 1, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The North Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) has evacuated a female Sumatran tiger from Tapus Sipagimbal village in Aek Bilah district, South
August 18, 2020
Latika Bourke – New footage taken inside Indonesian abattoirs show Australian cattle being tied up by the mouth, dragged around a slaughter house by the rope and their tail while alive
Jakarta (Reuters) – Two critically endangered orang utans have been rescued from captivity on Indonesia's Java island and sent to a rehabilitation centre on Borneo to assess whether the
August 15, 2020
Belseran Christ, Ambon – The Maluku Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) has thwarted attempted illegal trade involving birds and reptiles originating from the Maluku Islands.
August 11, 2020
Federal agencies are investigating the slaughter of Australian cattle in the Indonesian province of Aceh after distressing new video footage emerged.
July 31, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – Ninety-one endangered animals endemic to Indonesia that had been smuggled to the Philippines have returned to their home country.
July 29, 2020
July 22, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – An animal protection organization, Animals Australia, has reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has put animals in a dire situation, with many of them lef
July 15, 2020
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Construction of a hydropower plant in the only known habitat of a critically endangered orangutan species on the Indonesian island of Sumatra might be del
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – The Indonesian government's controversial decision to allow the resumption of lobster larvae exports now threatens another, far more endangered, species: the J
July 11, 2020
Haeril Halim, Jakarta – Indonesian doctor Susana Somali and her staff cut tightly-bound plastic ropes off dozens of whimpering dogs rescued from the butcher's block after being sold or
July 4, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – As elephant-human conflicts continue to be reported in Sumatra amid massive deforestation that prompts the critically endangered species to go to plantations a
July 3, 2020