Thursday, 24 Rabiul Awwal 1441 / 21 November 2019

Thursday, 24 Rabiul Awwal 1441 / 21 November 2019

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Orangutans to extinct if forest fire still occurs

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019 00:01 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, KETAPANG -- IAR Foundation Chairman Tantyo Bangun said wildfire ia a tragedy which clearly threatens humans. In addition, the habitat of orangutans and other wildlife inside the forest...

Pontianak in dangerous category of haze

Friday, 20 Sep 2019 16:43 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PONTIANAK — Metereology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said there were 1.431 hotspots spreaded in several districts in West Kalimantan on Friday (Sept 20). According to ISPU (air pollution...

Kalimantan wildfire forces orang utan trespass residential

Thursday, 19 Sep 2019 00:03 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SAMPIT -- Some orang utans (Pongo pygmaeus) fled their habitat and trespassed on residential areas in East Kotawaringin District, Central Kalimantan Province, owing to wildfires raging here for...

Dozens of orang utans suffers respiratory infection

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019 13:02 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALANGKA RAYA -- Dozens of orang utans undergoing rehabilitation in the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation area in Nyaru Menteng, Central Kalimantan Province, are reportedly ailing from acute...

Garuda cancels 12 flights due to smog in Kalimantan

Monday, 16 Sep 2019 10:55 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia cancelled 12 domestic flights on Sunday due to smog resulting in limited visibility. The decision to cancel the flights was based...

West Kalimantan police arrest 52 suspects in wildfire cases

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019 14:09 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PONTIANAK -- The West Kalimantan police arrested 52 suspects in land and forest fire cases in the province, West Kalimantan Police Chief Insp. Gen. Didi Haryono stated. "A...

Minister admits poor law enforcement in handling wildfire

Thursday, 22 Aug 2019 08:23 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto has admitted poor law enforcement against individuals applying slash and burn method caused forest and land fires....

Tesso Nilo elephants show signs of stress due to forest fire

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019 08:35 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Mahouts of the elephant Flying Squad at the Tesso Nilo National (TNTN ) Park had to evacuate the trained elephants to a safer place, as they...

Pontianak plans to change school hours due to haze

Tuesday, 13 Aug 2019 02:00 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PONTIANAK -- Mayor of Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Edi Rusdi Kamtono announced the local government's plan to temporarily change school working hours, without dismissing learning activities, in the city...

Satellite detects 2,070 hotspots across Indonesia

Friday, 09 Aug 2019 02:01 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian Environmental Affairs and Forestry Ministry recorded 2,070 hotspots, with a confidence rate at over 80 percent, during the January-July 2019 period, based on monitoring...

Land fires in Riau arose far from settlement: BRG

Sunday, 24 Feb 2019 02:30 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The land and forest fire in Riau Province occurred in areas far from the settlement and farmers' plantation, according to the Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG). The...

Local wisdom could prevent peat fires: Researcher

Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018 12:03 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA --  A researcher from the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, Prof. Kosuke Mizuno, stated that local wisdom should be respected to prevent forest and...

Fire ravages peatland in West Kalimantan

Friday, 16 Feb 2018 05:01 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PONTIANAK -- A fire has razed tens of hectares of peatland areas in Pasir Village, Mempawah District, West Kalimantan Province, since Tuesday night (Feb 13). Commander of the...

BMKG detects seven hotspots in Riau

Monday, 10 Apr 2017 17:16 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has detected seven hotspots indicating forest fires in Riau Province on Monday. "The hotspots are spread across Indragiri Hulu, Pelalawan,...

BMKG detects two hotspots in Riau

Friday, 07 Apr 2017 19:35 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU – Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Council (BMKG) Pekanbaru Station detected two hotspots indicated as forest and land fire in Riau on Thursday (April 6). "Two hotspots are...

Army soldier missing while extinguishing land fire

Saturday, 20 Aug 2016 08:41 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- An Army soldier reportedly went missing while putting out land and forest fires at Pasir Putih village in Rokan Hilir district, Riau province, a spokesman said. "We...

Two platoons of Brimob personnel deployed to fight forest fire

Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 22:12 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The Riau Provincial Police is deploying two platoons of Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel to help fight land and forest fires in Rokan Hilir district, Riau province. "We...

Lapan detects 92 hotspots across Sumatra

Sunday, 14 Aug 2016 22:09 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Indonesia's National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lapan) detected 92 hotspots across Sumatra Island, mostly in Riau Province, on Sunday. "This afternoon, satellites detected 92 hotspots in...

DPR softens on SP3 decision

Tuesday, 02 Aug 2016 20:43 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID,  PEKANBARU -- The Commission III of the House of Representatives (DPR) softened on SP3 (order to stop investigation) over forest fire cases after 3.5 hour meeting here on...

Residents begin returning home after Los Angeles wilfire

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016 15:57 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, ACTON -- Thousands of California residents were allowed to returned home on Monday after a deadly, destructive wildfire forced them from their houses in recent days as it...

Minister: Riau has better forest fire handling mechanism

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 13:56 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The handling of land and forest fires in Riau Province is far better than those in other provinces, such as South Sumatra and Central Kalimantan, a...

Private companies participate in pilot project to prevent forest fire

Thursday, 26 May 2016 09:37 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs invited some private companies to cooperate in the pilot project institutional development of institution for prevention forest and land fire...

BMKG: Eight hotspots detected at Jambi

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 22:07 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAMBI -- The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics agency (BMKG) in Jambi stations revealed there are eight hotspots detected in three districts in Jambi province, with confidence level...

Satellites detect 27 hotspots in Riau

Monday, 11 Apr 2016 21:17 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The Terra and Aqua satellites detected 27 hotspots in eight districts of Riau Province on Monday at 5 a.m. local time.Of the 27 hotspots, 11 were...

WB provides grant to help prevent forest fires

Wednesday, 09 Mar 2016 20:01 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- The World Bank has provided a grant amounting to some US$12 million this year to help prevent forest fires, Chairman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency...

Govt empowering community to prevent forest fires

Thursday, 03 Mar 2016 20:57 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The government is empowering the rural community to prevent forest fires, Chairman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Willem Rampangilei stated."In this case, the community...

Official: Riau establishes patrol team to prevent forest fires

Monday, 25 Jan 2016 20:18 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Indonesia's Riau Province, in collaboration with the Environment and Forestry Ministry, will immediately set up a special team to patrol areas prone to fires, in anticipation...

On Forest fires, President says no more

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 10:03 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo said here on Monday that Indonesia's economy was corrected by 0.2 percent due to smog problems caused by forest and land fires in...

Indonesia discusses efforts to prevent forest fires

Monday, 18 Jan 2016 23:53 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo and officers discussed efforts to prevent forest fires in Indonesia in 2016, including the involvement of the private sector.The coordination meeting was held...

BMKD detects 10 hotspots in Riau

Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 09:24 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Pekanbaru detected 10 hotspots which spread across six counties and cities in Riau Province, on Friday (25/12).Head of BMKG Pekanbaru...

President: Indonesia committed to manage forest and energy

Wednesday, 02 Dec 2015 23:48 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesia is committed to managing forests sustainably and accelerating the use of renewable energy, President Joko Widodo stated."The use of renewable energy is expected to reach...

Peatland restoration should be based on several considerations

Wednesday, 02 Dec 2015 18:00 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PARIS -- The initiative launched by the government to restore peatland ecosystems to mitigate climate change should be based on ecological and economic considerations, stated a researcher from...

In ASEAN Summit, Jokowi explains how to handle forest fires

Sunday, 22 Nov 2015 16:17 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) explained the issue of forest fires faced by Indonesian. This was conveyed in a plenary session of 27th ASEAN Summit in KLCC,...

Foreign companies involved for causing forest fires, VP says

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 16:32 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MANILA -- Vice President Jusuf Kalla reiterated Indonesia's efforts in addressing the smog disaster in Sumatra and Kalimantan that were affected by a number of neighboring countries. Kalla...

America provides 2.9 million US dollar for Indonesia's forest restoration

Saturday, 14 Nov 2015 08:02 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya, said the Government of the United States (US) would provide assistance of 2.9 million US dollars for restoration of...

Indonesia thanks Australia for assistance in handling forest fires

Friday, 13 Nov 2015 03:45 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has expressed gratitude to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for lending assistance in handling land and forest fires.President Widodo accompanied by First...

Police arrests 78 suspects of forest fires

Sunday, 08 Nov 2015 19:50 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Police was handling 286 cases of land and forest fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra. A total of 266 individuals and corporations had been named as suspects."78...

BMKG: Increase in number of hotspots recorded in Babel

Thursday, 05 Nov 2015 21:14 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PANGKALPINANG -- The Pangkalpinang station of Indonesia's Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) revealed an increase in the number of hotspots detected by the Terra and Aqua...

Norway ready to help solve forest and land fires in Indonesia

Wednesday, 04 Nov 2015 17:14 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Norwegian government has expressed its readiness to help Indonesia in seeking a solution to resolve the forest and land fires permanently."If there is a question...

Smog disaster is intentional

Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015 17:47 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, By: Ahmad Syafii MaarifFor Riau, at least, besides Central Kalimantan, there was a Governor Regulation No 11/2014 which gave permission to burn forests for land cultivation. The heads...