Borneo

Schools close as haze worsens in Pontianak in Indonesia's West Kalimantan

PONTIANAK, INDONESIA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Authorities in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, have ordered temporary school closures, as …

Asia

'Fritz' — Europe's oldest gorilla — dies in German zoo

Europe's oldest gorilla is dead. The mighty ape, named Fritz, was put to sleep at Nuremberg Zoo after becoming increasingly frail. Staff described …

Gorillas

Increased cattle population behind decline in beef imports, says ministry

The Agriculture Ministry's husbandry and animal health directorate general claims that the increased cattle population through its artificial …

Cows

One-price fuel policy implemented in 66 remote areas

State-owned oil and gas holding company Pertamina has constructed 66 fuel stations in remote and underdeveloped areas at which it will apply the …

Indonesia

Traumatised baby orangutan is saved from a palm oil plantation in Indonesia after his mother was 'killed by hunters'

This is the moment a tiny baby orangutan is rescued after being found alone in a palm oil plantation in West Borneo.<p>A plantation worker called Rahman …

Palm Oil

Orangutan Kalimantan Survey in Sebangau National Park - Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park Cor

<i>By: Ari Meididit, Taufik M Mulyana, Khaleb Yordan, M Ismail Adha, Agusti Randi, Abraham, Rantawan, and Ajim Ariadi</i><p>The population of orangutan in …

Biodiversity

Seruyan villager arrested in connection with orangutan killing

The Central Kalimantan Police have arrested a villager, identified as BY, for killing an orangutan named Baen in Seruyan regency, Central Kalimantan, …

Palm Oil

15 National Geographic Contest Photos That Show The Magnificence of Our Planet

Sometimes we get stuck in our daily routine, and we forget how big and incredible our world is. We’re so lucky to have certain people who can remind …

Grand Canyon

Living Planet: Helping orangutans survive

Malaysia's Semenggoh Wildlife Center restores hope for orangutans. Here, they can freely swing from trees and vines — keeping forests intact is vital …

Orangutans

President, first lady celebrate Sumatran culture on Independence Day

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has expressed his wish for maintaining national unity and harmony as the country celebrates its 73rd Independence Day …

Asia

Orangutan Jungle School, review: the drama of a playground full of curious apes

Valentino, Clara and Beni spend most of their time dangling from climbing frames, guzzling milk and giving their teachers the runaround. But this is no ordinary crèche – we’re in Orangutan Jungle School (Channel 4) where graduation means a pass into the uncharted jungles of Borneo. Covering similar …

Television (UK)

More than 1,000 hot spots detected in West Kalimantan

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) plans to add two more helicopters to be used for water bombing as more than 1,000 hot spots have been …

Indonesia

Indonesian smoke haze arrives

Smoke haze from this year's burning-off in Indonesia is starting to affect the health of people in Narathiwat, Satun, Songkhla and Yala provinces, …

Pollution

Forests Group Halts Plan to Endorse Indonesian Paper Giant

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has suspended plans to give its influential endorsement to Indonesian …

Forests

Indonesia's Deforestation Dropped 60 Percent in 2017

By Hidayah Hamzah, Reidinar Juliane, Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi and Arief Wijaya<p>In the midst of the second-worst year for tropical tree cover …

Biodiversity

Following Alfred Russel Wallace's footsteps to Borneo, where he penned his seminal evolution paper

The chirping of cicadas is deafening, my clothes are sticky and heavy with heat and sweat, my right hand is swollen from ant bites, I am panting, …

Sarawak

See it! Moon sweeps past Venus

Have you been watching Venus and the young moon? Enjoy these photos from the EarthSky community around the world. Thank you to all who shared …

Astronomy

Syafruddin Appointed Bureaucratic Reform Minister

<b>Jakarta.</b> President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. Syafruddin as the new minister for bureaucratic reform on …

Asia

Get your fishing high in West Kalimantan's Kapuas Hulu

For anglers, Kapuas Hulu regency in West Kalimantan offers several spots to enjoy the ultimate fishing high.<p>Spanning 29,842 square kilometers, the …

Fishing

Lake Sentarum Festival to return in October

The fourth edition of the Lake Sentarum Festival is to return on Oct. 25-28 at Lake Sentarum National Park in Kapuas Hulu regency, West</i> …

National Parks

Fire kills 7-year-old boy, injures two in West Kalimantan

A 7-year-old boy was killed when a blaze on Sunday consumed the field hut on his family's farm in Nanga Tikan village, Melawi regency, West …

Indonesia

Rare croc found in Jambi river

Residents of Rantau Panjang village in Jujuhan district, Bungo regency in Jambi recently spotted a rare Senyulong crocodile in the Jujuhan River.<p>The …

Wildlife

Lightering Set to Begin for SSL Kolkata

On Thursday, salvors began preparations to lighter 200 tonnes of fuel off the grounded container ship <i>SSL Kolkata</i>, which caught fire and went adrift …

Coast Guard

Nam Air now flies from Balikpapan to Tanjung Selor

Nam Air, a subsidiary of Sriwijaya Group, has opened a new route between Balikpapan in East Kalimantan and Tanjung Selor in North Kalimantan.<p>The …

National Parks

Bung retracts the 'F word' in Parliament - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: Kinabatangan lawmaker Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin <i>(pic)</i> has retracted the "F word" he used in the House earlier in the day.<p>This came …

Kuala Lumpur

Survivor OG Sean Kenniff interviewed about his time in Borneo

The man who played up the alphabet “strategy” and created the superpole, Sean Kenniff speaks out about his Survivor experience for the first time in …

Luxury Lifestyle

Newborn elephant at Houston Zoo welcomed, appears thriving

Tilly reached her wrinkly trunk through the steel cables of the Houston Zoo's elephant enclosure on a recent morning, wiggling it side-to-side as if …

Wildlife

Pertamina set to operate Sanga-sanga Block

State energy holding company Pertamina is set to operate the Sanga-Sanga oil and gas block in East Kalimantan starting on Wednesday after the …

Oil & Gas Industry

Malaysia reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak on farm: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Malaysia has reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus on a farm in the eastern region of Sabah, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from Malaysia's veterinary authorities.<p>The virus killed 3,000 out of 28,000 …

Bird Flu

Trip of the week | Jungles, Beaches and Spas: Luxury Borneo Tour

Jungles, Beaches and Spas: Luxury Borneo Tour<p>BACKYARD TRAVEL, Phone: +66 (2) 633 9074, backyardtravel.com<p>THE TRIP: This 10-day luxury tour will begin …

Luxury Lifestyle