Posts Tagged Indonesia

Haze triggers health issues for Indonesian orangutans, rehab center swings into treatment mode

UNTV News   •   September 18, 2019

More than thirty orangutans in Kalimantan on Tuesday (September 17) were being treated at a rehabilitation center suffering from respiratory issues triggered by smokey forest fires in Indonesia. Officials from...

Orangutans in rehabilitation suffer from smoke caused by Indonesia forest fires

UNTV News   •   September 17, 2019

Dozens of orangutans are suffering from respiratory problems caused by the smoke from forest fires in Indonesia this week. Indonesia and neighboring countries in Southeast Asia are regularly hit by...

Fate of orangutans in question with Indonesia capital move

UNTV News   •   September 5, 2019

East Kalimantan is known for its lush forestry and protected animals, most notably the endangered orangutans, but with the plan to move the capital from Jakarta to the region, conservationists...

Moving Indonesia’s capital a bane and boon for villagers in remote region

UNTV News   •   September 4, 2019

Residents on Borneo Island are set to welcome politicians to their remote region soon, to be transformed from forest backwater on the island to global city. It’s to become the...

Indonesian president unveils site of new capital on Borneo island

Robie de Guzman   •   August 27, 2019

Indonesia plans to move its capital to Borneo island from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city on the north coast of Java island which is slowly sinking, the president said on...

Indonesia sends security forces to contain fresh Papua protests

Robie de Guzman   •   August 21, 2019

Protests around Indonesia’s Papua province entered third day on Wednesday (August 21), as extra police officers and military were sent in to contain the situation. In Timika, where the giant...

From rice fields to trash fields: Indonesian farmers find profit in pollution

Robie de Guzman   •   August 16, 2019

Once home to rice farmers and their luscious green paddy fields, this Indonesian village is now a dump for truckloads of rubbish. As Indonesia looks to tackle the country’s growing...

Indonesia president formally proposes relocating capital to Borneo

Robie de Guzman   •   August 16, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday (August 16) formally proposed to the parliament a plan to move the country’s capital from Jakarta, on the crowded island of Java, to Kalimantan...

Indonesia seizes 210 tonnes of Australian trash, plans to send it back

Marje Pelayo   •   July 11, 2019

REUTERS – Indonesia said on Tuesday (July 9) that it was planning to send back 210 tonnes of trash to Australia, in its latest attempt to push back waste imported...

Indonesia nabs Russian trying to smuggle baby otters, scorpions

Robie de Guzman   •   May 24, 2019

Indonesian authorities said on Friday (May 24) they have arrested a Russian on the holiday island of Bali after he was found trying to smuggle baby otters and scorpions out...

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