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
Conservation & Animal Rights
May 1, 2022
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
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
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
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.
July 13, 2021
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
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