Category Archives: Ecotourism

Yogyakarta Artists Speak Out For Orangutans

Palm Oil Plantations Killing Orangutans The Center for Orangutan Protection (COP), an NGO advocating for an end to cruelty against orangutans, has urged the Indonesian government to take tough measures against the perpetrators of crimes against orangutans in tropical forests in … Continue reading

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Ecotourism Can Help Save Indonesia’s Forests

Indonesia’s Endangered Species Worth Saving Indonesian indigenous communities launched a project this week to encourage foreign tourism in ancestral forests to slow the advance of logging operations and palm oil plantations. The GreenIndonesia non-governmental organization, working with six indigenous groups, … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Top Travel Destinations

Travel To Bali, Borneo, Java, Sumatra Indonesia is a huge country, in both population and land area, with significant cultural and geological diversity. With 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, it is the largest archipelago in the world. The population … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving In Indonesia

Indonesia Is Diving Paradise Indonesia is an epicenter of underwater biodiversity, hosting a greater variety of marine life than anywhere else on earth. The South China Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean converge here, on the world’s largest archipelago of … Continue reading

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Deforestation Killing Ecotourism In Indonesia

Biodiversity A Tourism Asset A new study says Indonesia’s deforestation rate is the world’s highest, increasing greenhouse gas emissions and threatening animals and livelihoods. A grim new study says Indonesia’s forests are disappearing so rapidly that the country has now replaced … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Top Religious Leader Demands Wildlife Protection

Wildlife Conservation Not A Priority In Indonesia Indonesia’s top Islamic clerical body has issued a religious fatwa against the illegal hunting and trade of endangered species in the country, which the WWF hailed on Wednesday as the world’s first. The fatwa … Continue reading

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Indonesia Creates World’s Largest Manta Ray Sanctuary

Ocean Conservation Important To Indonesia Good news for Indonesia’s scuba diving enthusiasts. The Manta Trust, WildAid, Blue Sphere Media, the Indonesian Manta Project and Save Our Seas Foundation are today celebrating the signing of a new regulation creating the world’s … Continue reading

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Indonesia Tourism On Record Pace

Tourism A Growth Industry In Indonesia The total number of international tourist arrivals to Indonesia in 2014 is at this very moment recorded at 9.3 million, while domestic tourism totals 251 million trips, said Tourism Minister Arief Yahya at the … Continue reading

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Orangutans Fighting For Survival

Palm Oil Plantations Destroying Indonesia’s Biodiversity Even in the first light of dawn in the Tripa swamp forest of Sumatra it is clear that something is terribly wrong. Where there should be lush foliage stretching away towards the horizon, there … Continue reading

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Indonesia and Switzerland Promote Tourism

Indonesia Seeks Tourism From Europe The Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Swiss Minister for the Economy, Schneider-Amman, to further develop four of Indonesia’s main tourism destinations, in particular in … Continue reading

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