Asip Hasani, Tulungagung, East Java – Tulungagung Police in East Java arrested a fisherman for catching nine long-beaked common dolphins from the sea to be sold to a local fish trader.
Conservation & Animal Rights
March 21, 2020
March 20, 2020
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Conservationists and affected communities have slammed a plan to build a road through a jungle-clad mountain in Indonesia's West Java province, citing the lack
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Indonesian authorities have ordered a temporary closure of dozens of national parks and conservation sites to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus that has
March 18, 2020
March 13, 2020
Suryadi, Pekanbaru, Indonesia – Wildlife experts have called on the Indonesian government to boost protection of critically endangered tigers in the vicinity of a major road project in
February 21, 2020
Dedek Hendry, Bengkulu – A female Sumatran tiger has been found dead in a wire trap in a forest within Seluma regency, Bengkulu, in yet another incident that has drawn attention to the
February 19, 2020
Jon Afrizal, Jambi – Dozens of bird species endemic to Sumatra Island are closer to extinction because of habitat loss from land use change as well as illegal hunting.
February 17, 2020
Arya Dipa, Bandung – Twenty-one new species have been added to the list of bird species endemic to Indonesia as of the beginning of 2020, bringing the country's total to 1,794 bird spe
February 16, 2020
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – When Mr Richard Ratuwalu moved to a housing complex in an eastern suburb of Jakarta in 2016, the 40-year-old banker thought he had hit the jackpot.
February 6, 2020
Indonesia has reached an important milestone in the animal rights movement, as the government has officially banned traveling dolphin circus shows throughout the country.
February 5, 2020
Jakarta – East Java Police have dismantled a syndicate they accuse of selling endangered animals that allegedly operated in several areas in East Java.
February 4, 2020
Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – The management of Kasang Kulim Pekanbaru Zoo in Riau is being investigated over allegations of negligence after one of two leopard cubs sent by the Riau Poli
February 3, 2020
Jakarta – A contest to save a wild crocodile that has been living with a used motorcycle tire around its neck for years has been cancelled after the Central Sulawesi Natural Resources
January 30, 2020
Jakarta – The Central Sulawesi Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Central Sulawesi) is holding a contest for anyone who is willing and able to save a wild crocodile in Palu t
January 28, 2020
Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – A 5-year-old male elephant was wounded in Bengkalis regency of Riau after stepping into a trap.
January 25, 2020
Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – The Riau Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Riau) is putting GPS collars on a herd of wild elephants in Riau for the first time in an effort to red
January 24, 2020
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – The fires that raze vast swaths of Indonesian Borneo every year are having a lasting health impact on the region's critically endangered orangutans that t
January 16, 2020
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – At least five hectares of forest land inside the Giak Siam Kecil conservation in Bengkalis, Riau, were destroyed by fire on Thursday.
January 10, 2020
Ivan Pereira – Scientists who explored high altitude locations in the Indonesian archipelago discovered a group of new bird species.
Junaidi Hanafiah, Rahmadi Rahmad, East Lampung, Indonesia – The government of the Indonesian province of Aceh, notorious for public canings carried out under sharia law, plans to put t
January 6, 2020
Jakarta – A total of 25 dead turtles found in the waters of Sepang Bay in Bengkulu, with the latest discovered on Friday, may possibly have been killed by rising sea temperatures, an e
December 30, 2019
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan, North Sumatra – An endangered giant leatherback turtle was found slaughtered in Sosorgadong district, Central Tapanuli regency, North Sumatra on Monday.
Taufik Wijaya, Palembang, Indonesia – A spate of recent tiger attacks on farmers in Indonesia's South Sumatra province has renewed calls from experts to protect wildlife habitats from
December 25, 2019
Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – Hundreds of people living in a housing complex 35 kilometres to the south of the Indonesian capital have been forced to learn safe snake-handling techniques t
December 18, 2019
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia's North Sumatra province, the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis), has proven to be a precarious place for the ap