Dec 162011
 

Sarman Pamungkas planting trees in the district of Bukit Batu, Palangkaraya. Photo: ultimoparadiso

Borneo forest, the second world’s largest lungs after the Amazon forest in Brazil. It can be said life of the world depends on the preservation of forests in Borneo. That’s why each of deforestation in Borneo is always in the spotlight, and the United Nations (UN) puts more attention on the sustainability of forest in Borneo.

In addition to efforts to prevent deforestation, the government through the Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy to build public awareness around for diligently planting trees. Continue reading »

Dec 162011
 

Photo: myearth.com

Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) is a local Indonesian not-for-profit organization that is doing extraordinary work in Bali and Kalimantan (Borneo). The organization was founded in 1997 by a group of veterinarians and conservation as well as community minded Indonesians.

FNPF’s strength is in creating community-based conservation. It combines programs that directly improve local community wellbeing through education scholarships, agro-forestry and eco-tourism in order to motivate and mobilize communities to protect wildlife, restore their habitat and support conservation work.  Continue reading »

May 172011
 

Enggano Turtle

Bengkulu, Sumatra (ANTARA News) – Turtle poaching and illegal trading are still rampant on Enggano island North Bengkulu District, Bengkulu Province, Sumatra Island, a local resident said

“Last week, a 100-kg leatherback sea turtle was poached and its meat was sold, while its shell was thrown away into the sea,” Zulvan Zaviery, a resident of Enggano, said here Monday. Continue reading »

May 172011
 

Bali coral reef

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Conservation International (CI) in Indonesia and its local partners have found nine new coral fish and one coral reef species during a marine survey in Bali waters.

“The survey shows the healthy coral reef coverage has increased compared to 12 years ago. In most diving spots, there are indications that Bali`s coral reefs are in a recovery phase. The survey has also led to he discovery of new species,” CI Indonesia Executive Director Ketut Sarjana Putra said in a press statement here Sunday.  Continue reading »

May 012011
 

Operating a dive resort that provides discerning travelers with a great diving holiday is our core business. At the same time, the issues of marine conservation and community development remain a key inspiration and driving force behind all our efforts.

Recognizing the need for sustainable marine resource protection within the Wakatobi region, the Collaborative Reef Conservation Program was developed by the founders of the Wakatobi Dive Resort in consultation with local leaders and village elders. Continue reading »