Theresia Sufa, Bogor, West Java – Residents of Tempur village in Jepara, Central Java, have reported that Javan leopards, a critically endangered species, have been preying on their liv
Conservation & Animal Rights
November 2, 2022
September 18, 2022
Yogyakarta – Orchids in hand and a bamboo ladder on his shoulder, farmer Musimin scans the forest at the foot of Indonesia's most active volcano to point out clusters of the indigenous
August 21, 2022
Kiki Siregar, Banjarmasin – With a huge nose and reddish-brown skin, the proboscis monkey is not everyone's favourite animal.
August 18, 2022
August 17, 2022
Theresia Sufa, Bogor – The Bogor Natural Resource Conservation (KSDA) Agency in West Java handed over on Monday three Javan slow loris, known locally as kukang, to the conservation inst
August 12, 2022
Maria Fransisca Lahur, Jakarta – World Elephant Day is commemorated worldwide on August 12, which celebrates the relationship between elephants and humans throughout the history of civi
August 11, 2022
Fieni Aprilia, Cot Girek, Indonesia – Nestled between a vast palm oil plantation and the Sumatran rainforest is Alue Buloh, a hamlet in Cot Girek village, North Aceh district.
August 10, 2022
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – North Sumatra Police have arrested two men for attempting to smuggle the scales of pangolins and beaks of hornbills worth Rp 2.1 billion (US$141,437) to China.
Dyna Rochmyaningsih, Cot Girek, Indonesia – Saleh Kadri, a young farmer from Leubok Pusaka village in North Aceh district, was on his way to his plantation when he spotted eight elephan
August 8, 2022
Dyna Rochmyaningsih, Cot Girek, Indonesia – Junaidi, the leader of an elephant patrol team in this Sumatran village, has a daunting task.
August 1, 2022
Animal welfare activists and police in the city of Surabaya, East Java conducted a raid of a canine slaughterhouse on Sunday, which had reportedly been operating for four decades.
June 29, 2022
Surabaya – A zoo in Surabaya, East Java has welcomed dozens of new baby Komodo dragons hatched in captivity in recent months as part of a breeding programme, its director said Tuesday,
June 5, 2022
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The Aceh Police have named former Bener Meriah regent Ahmadi as a suspect of wildlife crime involving the skin of a Sumatran tiger, and have detained him along
June 4, 2022
Victoria Milko and Andi Jatmiko, Babahan, Indonesia – Tossing flowing crests back and forth, three snow-white Bali mynahs share a branch, squawking and looking around with the trademark
May 30, 2022
Pekanbaru – A Sumatran elephant and her unborn baby were found dead from suspected poisoning in western Indonesia, a conservation official said on Thursday.
May 1, 2022
M Haris SA, Fardah, Banda Aceh, Aceh – A male elephant was found dead in a river in the Rabung Lima forest area, Peunaron Lama Village, Peunaron Sub-district, East Aceh District, accord
April 30, 2022
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The North Sumatra Police and the Natural Resources Conservation Agency have arrested five people and foiled the illegal sale of an endangered orangutan in Deli
April 26, 2022
Rafqa Touma and agencies – Three endangered Sumatran tigers have been found dead after being caught in traps on Indonesia's Sumatra island.
April 19, 2022
Venansius Haryanto – In early 2022, the public in Labuan Bajo, the gateway to Indonesia's popular Komodo National Park, was both pleased and dissatisfied with the Indonesian Ministry of
April 17, 2022
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – Two female Sumatran elephants were found dead in Langkat regency, North Sumatra, with authorities still investigating the cause of death after they received rep
March 4, 2022
Sukabumi – Tini Kasmawati uses a crude pulley system to raise a bucket of bananas into the canopy of an Indonesian rainforest.
March 2, 2022
Anna Nordseth – On the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo, fewer than 80 Sumatran rhinos are all that's left of this critically endangered species.
February 10, 2022
Palu – A wild crocodile in Indonesia that was trapped in a tyre for more than five years has been rescued, freed from its rubber ring and released back into the wild.
January 28, 2022
Aceh Jaya – Nearly a dozen poachers were jailed by an Aceh court Thursday over the 2020 killing of five critically endangered Sumatran elephants and the illegal trade of their lucrative
January 21, 2022
Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Video footage of a tiger confronting heavy machinery during a land clearing operation in West Sumatra, believed to have been recorded by one of the excavator d
January 15, 2022
Nivell Rayda, Bogor, Indonesia – In between roaming about a dog shelter – her new home since she was rescued from a truck bound for a slaughterhouse – Sasha occasionally checked out her
January 8, 2022
Bali (Reuters) – Authorities on the Indonesian tropical island Bali released 33 endangered green sea turtles into the ocean on Saturday (Jan 8) in an effort to boost a population threat
December 31, 2021
The Indonesian Navy stationed in Denpasar rescued 32 sea turtles from illegal poachers on Thursday, as the marine creature comes under increasing threat amid desperate economic conditio
December 24, 2021
A wounded Sumatran tiger has been rescued and is on the mend, Indonesia's Environment and Forestry Ministry reported, after she was believed to have been caught in a boar trap.
December 14, 2021
At least eight sea turtles were stuck on land in Bali's Badung regency after getting stranded in the area, one of which reportedly died because of all the floating trash.
December 3, 2021
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – A recent analysis of the legal wildlife trade in the last 46 years puts Indonesia, a biodiversity hotspot in Southeast Asia, among the top 10 exporters of live
November 19, 2021
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Protecting all remaining orangutans and their forest habitat in Indonesia will provide a bastion for the survival of Asia's only great ape, wildlife experts say
November 17, 2021
The calf of a Sumatran elephant sadly died in Aceh yesterday, just days after she was rescued from a poacher's trap with part of her trunk almost completely severed.
November 12, 2021
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Conservation officials in Indonesia have broken ground on a new sanctuary for Sumatran rhinos, part of ongoing efforts to breed the critically endangered specie
November 10, 2021
Lili Rambe, Jambi, Indonesia – Conservation authorities in Indonesia have reported the death of a Sumatran tiger captured in October following reports of deadly attacks on people.
November 7, 2021
Chris Barrett, Singapore – Inside an abattoir in Indonesia's West Java province, a Brahman cross calf is struck twice with a stun gun from above and rolled out onto a concrete platform
November 4, 2021
Prasto Wardoyo, Surabaya – A zoo in Indonesia is breeding Komodo dragons in an effort to save the world's largest lizards from extinction, with climate change posing new dangers for the
October 16, 2021
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – With big puppy eyes, fluffy fur, a seemingly placid demeanour and a size no bigger than a grapefruit, slow lorises have been traded illegally online, sold at bir
October 7, 2021
An elephant park in Bali left more than a dozen elephants to starve, and staff without pay after plummeting ticket sales forced it to close when COVID-19 spread around the world and bor
Luh De Suriyani, Denpasar, Indonesia – An elected official in Bali surrendered a baby gibbon to conservation authorities last month after a social media post showing him playing with th
Petungkriyono Forest, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian officials and researchers are working to preserve a small pocket of forest on the heavily populated island of Java as the habitat
September 27, 2021
Junaidi Hanafiah, Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Law enforcers are working to disrupt a wildlife trafficking ring connected to a man arrested last month with the skins and bones of three Sumat
September 10, 2021
Egha Mahdavickia, Td, Jakarta – The Animal Defenders Indonesia (ADI) on Friday filed a subpoena against Jakarta-owned market operator PD Pasar Jaya over dog meat trade at one of its mar
August 27, 2021
Indonesia has found itself on the top of a very disturbing list after it was ranked first as a source for online animal cruelty content in a new research published this week, with thous
Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers, including two cubs, were found dead in a conservation area on Indonesia's Sumatra island after being caught in traps
August 17, 2021
Banda Aceh (AFP) – Five suspected poachers have been arrested over the beheading of an endangered Sumatran elephant, the Indonesian authorities said on Tuesday (Aug 17), as the South-ea
August 16, 2021
Heru Asprihanto, Bogor, West Java – Four-year-old pitbull Gledis was home alone for two days without food when a group of volunteers found her.
August 10, 2021
Sheryl Lee Tian Tong – Picking out the fluty whistle of a Sulawesi babbler (Pellorneum celebense) is easy.
August 4, 2021
Renne Kawilarang – For Desy Siswanto and her husband Tonny, their three dogs were very much a part of their family.
August 2, 2021
A pair of Sumatran tigers are recovering from COVID-19 after testing positive for the disease at a Jakarta zoo in mid-July, Indonesian officials said on Sunday.