A decapitated Sumatran elephant was found in Aceh province this week, with authorities suspecting that the endangered animal was killed for its tusks after finding traces of poison in i
Conservation & Animal Rights
July 13, 2021
June 30, 2021
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – The unmonitored illegal trade in porcupines across Indonesia has prompted calls from conservationists for stricter protection for the species' population in the
June 13, 2021
Jakarta – Two Javan rhino calves were caught on video in the Ujung Kulon National Park jungle in March, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry said Saturday, raising hopes for the lon
June 10, 2021
An adult male orangutan has been released into an Indonesian national park by conservationists and the government after he was caught eating a villager's coconut plants on Borneo island
June 3, 2021
Jacob Phelps – In a court in rural Indonesia, an environmental group recently filed a lawsuit of global importance.
May 7, 2021
Dozens of dogs escaped getting slaughtered for their meat as they were being smuggled across provincial borders, though some sadly died during the inhumane transportation conditions.
April 28, 2021
Indonesian officials have finally closed down the dolphin attraction facility accused of animal exploitation in Sanur, Bali after it was revealed that the space was still open despite o
April 15, 2021
A video showing dangdut singer Lucinta Luna swimming with a dolphin at the Dolphin Lodge in Sanur, Bali is being widely castigated online as viewers condemn the apparent animal exploita
March 24, 2021
Claudia Geib – This is the story of how Indonesia is losing its spots.
February 23, 2021
Jakarta (AFP) – Ten orang utans have been airlifted back to their natural habitat on Indonesia's Borneo island, in the first release of the apes into the wild for a year due to the dang
February 19, 2021
Sheany – Bali has seen more and more reports of sea turtles stranded on its shores this year, with a local NGO putting the number at almost two dozen since late January.
February 6, 2021
Pontianak, West Kalimantan – A critically endangered Sumatran tiger was shot dead on Saturday while another is still on the loose after they escaped from a zoo in West Kalimantan, leavi
February 2, 2021
An elderly woman in West Jakarta was caught on video admitting her intention to cook several cats for asthma medication, believing that consuming felines is a potent cure for the respir
Nabiha Shahab – Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua arguably has the richest biodiversity in the country, offering potential for sustainable eco-tourism, eco-education and conservat
January 22, 2021
Dian Wahyu Kusuma, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia – In a two-week survey of the thick forest of Sumatra's Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park in the 1990s, Indonesian conservationist Agus Se
January 14, 2021
Agus Susanto, East Lampung, Indonesia – It's early December and Sujiono is busy trimming the branches of a ficus tree in his village in Sumatra's Lampung province.
December 21, 2020
Jakarta – A female Sumatran tiger that was rescued by authorities in March after being ensnared in a wire trap was returned to the wild on Sunday in a habitat restoration area in Riau.
December 18, 2020
December 15, 2020
Julian Millie – Over the last 2 years, the ABC's news website has featured at least six stories focussing on cruelty to animals in Indonesia.
November 13, 2020
Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – Three people were arrested in Riau on Wednesday for allegedly trading elephant tusks.
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.