Category Archives: Sumatra

Indonesia Cave Reveals Historic Tsunamis

Tsunamis Nothing New To Indonesia A cave discovered near the source of Indonesia’s massive earthquake-spawned tsunami contains the footprints of past gigantic waves dating up to 7,500 years ago, a rare natural record that suggests the next disaster could be … 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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Sumatra On High Alert Over Volcano Activity

Indonesia Has Most Active Volcanoes The alert status for one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has been raised to the highest level after it repeatedly sent hot clouds of gas down its slope following a series of eruptions. Mount Sinabung … Continue reading

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Volcanic Eruption Prompts Evacuation Of Sumatra Villages

Sumatra Has Many Active Volcanoes Indonesian authorities evacuated people at four villages within 3 kilometers of Mount Sinabung, in North Sumatra, after the volcano erupted, according to the National Disaster Management Agency. The government raised the status to stand by, the … Continue reading

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Travel Book Benefits Indonesia’s Wildlife

Language and Travel Guide Defending Endangered Species Indonesia straddles the Asian and Australian continental plates which generates abundant diversity among plant and animal life. This location also creates a stunning contrast of topographies and ecologies from east to west. You … Continue reading

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Can Ecotourism Save The Orangutan & Sumatran Tiger

Indonesia’s Endangered Species ‘We were in Indonesia‘s rainforest for fifteen hours and spent eleven of those waist-deep in a swamp looking at orangutans’. Trekking through the swamps and rainforests of Kalimantan may not be everyone’s idea of a fun and relaxing … Continue reading

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Sumatra’s Endangered Species and Endangered Forests

Indonesia Deforestation Taking Toll On Ecotourism Ecotourism in Indonesia is a rapidly changing industry. In only a few years, logging and agribusiness have cut Indonesia’s vast rainforest by half. The government has renewed a moratorium on deforestation but it may … Continue reading

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