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Environment

  • Bon voyage

    Turtles make their way into the ocean upon their release in Bali, on Wednesday. More than a thousand baby turtles were released during a campaign to save sea turtles. (AP/Firdia Lisnawati)

  • Bon voyage

    Turtles make their way into the ocean upon their release in Bali, on Wednesday. More than a thousand baby turtles were released during a campaign to save sea turtles. (AP/Firdia Lisnawati)

  • Climate summit

    Erna Solberg (left) Prime Minister of Norway, addresses attendees during the Climate Summit at United Nations headquarters, on Tuesday. Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, listens at right.(AP/Craig Ruttle)

  • Earth can’t wait

    A man dressed as a polar bear takes part in the "Flood Wall Street" demonstrations on on Monday preceding the United Nations's "Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action" in New York. (AFP/Timothy A. Clary)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Anti-deforestation

    Nine Greenpeace activists rappel and hang banners in protest of Procter & Gamble outside of the company's headquarters, in Cincinnati, US on Tuesday. The environmental organization says the 60-foot banners on P&G's two towers were in protest of the consumer products company's use of palm oil from a supplier that Greenpeace says is linked to tropical forest destruction in Indonesia. (AP/The Cincinnati Enquirer Amanda Rossmann)

  • Freedom is everything

    An activist holds a poster stating “Freedom is beautiful. Don’t just inherit a name” while another wears a bird suit to commemorate World Wildlife Day in Yogyakarta on Monday. The activists called on people to pay attention to wildlife and help preserve it. (Antara/Noveradika)

  • Biting back

    Students of the marine and fisheries faculty of the Syiah Kuala University in Aceh stage a rally against shark fishing at Simpang Lima, Banda Aceh, Aceh on Thursday. They demanded the government ban the shark trade due to the rapidly diminishing population of sharks. (Antara/Ampelsa)

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