Aug 232013

The Sodong Pier, Nusakambangan Island. Nusakambangan is an island in the Indian Ocean, home to a number of maximum security prisons. TEMPO/Adi Prasetya

TEMPO.CO, Cilacap – In order to introduce the mangrove forests in Nusakambangan and Segara Anakan, the Martime Ministry will hold the Nusakambangan Festival. Tourists are hoped to be able to familiarize themselves with the mangrove forest in Nusakambangan during the festival.
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Oct 032011

Written by: Junaidi Arif/Burung Indonesia

While it is famous for its prehistoric reptiles and now one of the 28 Finalists for inclusion as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Komodo on the island of Flores has a number of other potential tourism attractions of spectacular natural beauty.

One of them is Mbeliling Forest, an area with a unique ecosystem and culture that make its place very worthwhile visiting. It is one of the main natural resources for the inhabitants in and around the Labuan Bajo area. Continue reading »

Apr 282011

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan said his ministry remains committed to keeping Papua`s primary forest regions intact and not letting them be exploited by forest concession holders.

The minister made the statement in a media dialogue on forestry policies held by ANTARA News Agency here on Tuesday.

He said there had been requests for opening the forest regions in Papua for non-forestry activities but the government was resolved to keep intact the 7.3 million hectares of primary forests in the province.  Continue reading »

Apr 282011

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is urging policymakers and business leaders to quickly back a bold target to stop forest loss as part of efforts to conserve biodiversity and fight climate change.

In the first chapter of its Living Forests Report released on Wednesday, the WWF examines the drivers of deforestation and identifies the opportunities to shift from “business as usual” to a new model of sustainability, which can benefit government, business and communities.  Continue reading »