Arya Dipa, Bandung – With numerous infrastructure development projects in the pipeline on Java Island and the never-ending expansion of plantations that divide jungles into smaller sec
Conservation & Animal Rights
October 10, 2019
October 4, 2019
Jakarta – Poachers who threaten endangered orangutans, tigers and other wildlife could receive up to 100 lashes under new rules in Indonesia's Aceh province, which usually reserves whi
September 18, 2019
Massive forest fires in Indonesia that have caused a toxic haze to spread as far as Singapore and peninsular Malaysia are also seriously affecting endangered orangutans and their habit
September 11, 2019
Calla Wahlquist – The Department of Agriculture is investigating a live export company after it received footage showing Australian cattle being pulled to the ground with ropes and sla
September 5, 2019
Aceh, the only province in Indonesia with special autonomy to enact sharia law, is often criticized by human rights activists for publicly caning those found guilty of morality-based "
August 2, 2019
Abah Grandong, the man who appeared in a disturbing viral video this week in which he was depicted eating what looked like the carcass of a freshly killed cat, has fulfilled his promis
July 28, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – The global environmental conservation organization WWF-Indonesia has used an art approach to protect Sumatran tigers, in its collaboration with young rapper Tuan Tig
July 18, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – A West Sumatra University fisheries and mainland fisheries academic announced that a number of fish species endemic to Indonesia are swimming to the verge of extinct
July 11, 2019
Ni Komang Erviani, Denpasar – The Denpasar District Court has sentenced a Russian man, Andrei Zhestkov, 27, to one year of imprisonment for a foiled attempt to smuggle an orangutan fro
July 8, 2019
Jakarta – The number of conflicts between residents and Sumatran elephants doubled in Riau during the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, data from the Riau
June 29, 2019
Hannah Beech, Bunga Tanjung, Indonesia – The men came at Hope and her baby with spears and guns. But she would not leave. There was no place for her to go.
June 27, 2019
Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – The Indonesian Military (TNI) have arrested two Pekanbaru residents for allegedly trading illegal wildlife in Dumai, Riau.
Steve Jacobs – An Indonesian regency in Central Java plans to end its brutal dog meat trade following a shocking investigation in neighbouring Surakarta by a coalition of animal welfar
June 19, 2019
Though it is not eaten widely throughout Indonesia, dog meat is popular in certain regions and demand for it fuels an industry that animal rights activists have denounced as not just c
June 13, 2019
The relentless growth of palm oil plantations in Indonesia has led to massive deforestation, the death and displacement of countless endangered species, as well as conflicts between hu
June 11, 2019
Kate Lyons 00 The people of Timor-Leste have a crocodile problem.
June 6, 2019
Matthew Abbott, Lospalos, East Timor – The two scientists, crammed in the back of a sweltering car, had come a long way hoping to encounter what most people try to avoid: man-eating cr
May 31, 2019
Jason Gilchrist – Rhino die every day, so why is the world mourning the loss of Tam?
Chaidir Anwar Tanjung, Pekanbaru – Environmental activists in Riau province held a theatrical action in protest over the construction of a ring road in Duri City, Bengkalis regency.
May 1, 2019
Jon Afrizal, Jambi – Berbak Sembilang National Park (TNBS), located on the eastern coast of Sumatra, will be made into a Sumatran tiger conservation site to stop poaching in the area.
April 28, 2019
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Over the past few years, the conflict between humans and elephants on the island of Sumatra has become inevitable as they both try to defend the land they c
April 25, 2019
Chris Pleasance – Shocking video footage and images have emerged showing the grim conditions inside an Indonesian slaughterhouse where dogs are butchered for humans to eat.
April 3, 2019
Tourists to Indonesia will likely be barred from the popular Komodo Island in January 2020 – a decision seemingly impelled by recent reports of Komodo dragons being stolen and smuggled
March 13, 2019
Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Jakarta – Indonesia's biggest non-government environmental group on Wednesday launched a fresh legal bid to stop the construction of a controversial China-funde
While many animal activists inside and outside of Indonesia are working hard to save the country's increasingly endangered orangutans, there are still some in Indonesia who still see t