Indonesia’s Top Religious Leader Demands Wildlife Protection

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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 by the Indonesian Ulema Council declares such activities “unethical, immoral and sinful”, council official Asrorun

Indonesia Cave Reveals Historic Tsunamis

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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 centuries away — or perhaps only decades. The findings provide the longest and most detailed

Orangutans Fighting For Survival

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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 are only the skeletons of trees. Smoke drifts across a scene of devastation. Tripa is

Sumatra On High Alert Over Volcano Activity

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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 in North Sumatra province unleashed fresh volcanic ash and gravel as high as 5000 meters

Volcanic Eruption Prompts Evacuation Of Sumatra Villages

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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 second-highest level, last night after the mountain spewed ash as high as 7,000 meters and

Travel Book Benefits Indonesia’s Wildlife

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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 will find mist-shrouded volcanoes, glacier-topped mountains, unexplored rain forests, thousands of miles of beaches and

Can Ecotourism Save The Orangutan & Sumatran Tiger

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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 holiday, but to an increasing number of ecotourists there is no better way to spend

Sumatra’s Endangered Species and Endangered Forests

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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 already be too late for the endangered animals – and for the people whose lives