Category: Wildlife Tourism

Indonesia vacation

Indonesia is home to the second‑largest rainforest in the world, but it’s going fast. As a result, the country has more endangered species than any other nation in the world. Indonesia’s forests contain an estimated 4,000 species of trees, 30,000 flowering plant species, 500 species of mammals, more than 1,500 species of birds, and 5,000 […]

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Borobudur Java Indonesia

Bali, Borneo, Beyond With more than 180,000 islands, Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. The islands are home to 167 active volcanoes, more endangered species and more beaches than any other nation. Indonesia has some of the largest remaining tracts of tropical forest anywhere in the world. It also features some of the […]

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Birute Galdikas Camp Leakey Indonesia

Deforestation Killing Orangutans By Kelly Dinardo, New York Times It was the orangutan’s eyes that first struck Biruté Mary Galdikas. “They look very human,” said Dr. Galdikas, an anthropologist and the president of Orangutan Foundation International. “They have a very strong gaze that will penetrate you,” she said. “It’s almost hypnotic.” In the early ’70s, […]

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Saving Indonesia’s Rainforests Six indigenous communities have launched an ecotourism initiative that would show off their ancestral forests. They hope to develop alternate economic models that local governments in Indonesia could embrace, other than extractive industries such as mining and palm oil plantations. The initiative, called GreenIndonesia, would ultimately help the communities secure the rights […]

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Endangered Species Across Indonesia Most visitors to Indonesia hope to see the Sumatran tiger. However, this beautiful animal rarely shows itself. Unfortunately, human development and destruction has already pushed two other tiger species in Indonesia into extinction. The Javan tiger was declared extinct in 1994 and the Bali tiger was last seen several decades before […]

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Indonesia Raises Tourism Goal Tourist arrivals to Indonesia in 2014 reached 8.52 million, a growth rate of 7.29 percent over 2013. Indonesia is confident that the target of 9.3 million for the entire year of  2014 has been achieved and even surpassed. Similarly the target of 251 million trips by domestic tourists has also been achieved , […]

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Indonesia’s Endangered Species  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, said the plan would ease poverty, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and diversify from traditional forest-based incomes such […]

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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 largest manta sanctuary, encompassing a massive 6 million square kilometers of ocean, enforcing full protection […]

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