• Slashing, burning and digging in the heart of the forest

    One man passing by the tour group on a motorcycle stopped to warn visitors about going too far into the forest. “There are gaping mining pits, some still active and others no longer used. Unless you take great care, you could plunge into the holes.”

  • Skink studies

    Junior high school students are briefed about a blue-tongued skink by a Bandung Reptile Society activist during their visit to Babakan Siliwangi Urban Forest in Bandung, West Java, on Tuesday as part of Earth Day. (JP/Arya Dipa)

  • Earth Day celebration

    Aceh students with their bodies coated in mud roll a globe symbolizing the Earth during an Earth Day celebration in Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province on Tuesday. The protesters were demanding the protection and preservation of Indonesia's forests that are rapidly being converted in palm oil and agricultural plantations threatening the survival of endangered species. (AFP/Chaideer Mahyuddin)

  • Saving the Bali starling

    The jalak bali is a beautiful white bird with blue decorative skin around the eyes.

  • ‘Owa Jawa’ family returns to the wild

    Fifteen hundred meters up the slopes of Mount Puntang in Bandung, West Java, Jowo, a 15-year-old male owa jawa (Javan gibbon) leads his family into the wild after years of rehabilitation.

  • 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)