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Environment

  • Save us, Mr. President!

    An activist from the Center of Orangutan Protection (COP) demonstrates in front of the State Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday. The group has called on the government to stop the destruction of orangutan habitat. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

  • Green Radio: Educating, empowering urbanites

    Without much fanfare, Jakarta-based Green Radio 89.2 FM has consistently positioned itself as an environmentally conscious radio station.

  • Halo

    A sun halo blazes in the sky above West Sumatra’s iconic clock tower, Jam Gadang, in Bukittingi on Friday. The halo effect was apparently the result of the diffraction of sunlight by a thin layer of cirrus clouds. (Antara)

  • Wahyu Sigit Rhd: Watching the environment through the dragonfly’s eyes

    “Are dragonflies still easily found in your yard?”


  • Earth care

    Environmentalists participate in a procession to raise awareness about Earth Day in Surakarta, Central Java, on Sunday. Earth Day will be observed worldwide on March 29, with all lights switched off from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. to save energy. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

  • In defense of nature

    A Greenpeace activist wears a tiger costume during a campaign themed “Protect Paradise” in Padang, West Sumatra, on Sunday. The campaign was aimed at protecting Indonesian forests and the Sumatran tiger. (Antara/ Iggoy elFitra)

  • World Water Day

    An activist performs a theatrical act to commemorate World Water Day at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta on Saturday. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

  • The long and winding road

    An Indian woman carries a bucket filled with drinking water as she walks on dry mud against blowing sand, along the Brahmaputra river on the eve of World Water Day in Gauhati, India, on Friday. World Water Day is observed annually on March 22 as a means to recognize the global need to save, conserve and manage water resources for future generations. (AP/Anupam Nath)

  • Choking haze

    The fight to combat forest fires in Riau continues. Rain over the last couple of days may have helped clear the air, but the annual problem of fires and the resulting dense smoke that has spiraled out of control, disrupted flights and threatened people’s health is still there.

  • Conflagration

    A wildfire engulfs a large swathe of Giam Siak Kecil-Bukit Batu forest, a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve, on Friday. Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan said the fire was started by people encroaching on the land. (Antara/FB Anggoro)