Flaring Up: Surfing With a Flare in Indonesia

Wend Magazine

Check out this awesome video of the Red Bull Surf Team in Indonesia. Click here to view the embedded video. It’s like the water is on fire. Related posts: Indonesian River Wave Breaks Endlessly. Geese Go Surfing. An Ode to Body Surfing

Mobile Games Combat Poachers in Indonesia


They have teamed up with mobile game developers to protect the diverse and endangered Read More The post Mobile Games Combat Poachers in Indonesia appeared first on Ecorazzi. In an attempt to curtail poaching, Indonesian Society for Animal Welfare has taken an innovative new approach.

Indonesia’s First Shark Sanctuary – Raja Ampat Leads the Way

Nature Conservancy - Science

Local fisheries are important in Indonesia. At least 20 million people in Indonesia directly depends on fisheries for their livelihoods and as a source of protein. Indonesia is currently the largest exporters of sharks and shark products in the world.

Indonesia’s Forests Loom As Green Gold

Green (Living) Review

BANGKOK, Nov 16, 2010: All eyes are on Indonesia and its forest policy as climate- change negotiations continue in the upcoming global talks in Mexico, against the prospect of billions of dollars flowing from the planet’s major polluters to the developing world to slow global warming. International efforts to make Indonesia REDD-ready in the region arise from the archipelago’s being home to the largest biodiversity-rich rainforest in South-east Asia.

Ormat to Provide 330 Megawatts of Geothermal Energy in Sumatra, Indonesia

Green Prophet

Indonesia has 40 percent of the world’s exploitable geothermal energy potential. A big congratulations to Ormat technologies of Yavne , Israel for signing a $254 million deal for providing geothermal energy in Indonesia! billion geothermal watts are being exploited in Indonesia.

International Concern over Alleged Illegal Zoo Trade in Indonesia

Green (Living) Review

International wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation has joined ProFauna Indonesia in calling for a full investigation into allegations of illegal trading of wildlife products by several prominent zoos in the country. ProFauna Indonesia, a wildlife protection organization in Indonesia, has been advocating the government to inspect all zoos in Indonesia and check the numbers of the animals kept there.

Sharks, Mantas, and Turtles to be protected in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Green (Living) Review

RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA, November 16, 2010: Misool Eco Resort, www.misoolecoresort.com , and Shark Savers, www.sharksavers.org , announced today that a Shark Sanctuary has been declared for the entire 17,760 square miles of Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

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Local Communities Defy Southeast Asia’s Largest Proposed Coal Plant in Indonesia

Sierra Club Compass

In the tropical waters off the coast of Indonesia, a storm is brewing. In the face of intimidation and human rights abuses by police and government representatives, five villages are standing united against a proposed 2,000 MW coal-fired power plant in Batang, Indonesia.

Now Even Big Oil is Getting in on the Geothermal Boom in Indonesia

Green Prophet

Chevron is about to join Israeli geothermal pioneer Ormat in drilling for geothermal energy in what clean-energy investor Al Gore has described as the world’s first potential “geothermal superpower” – Indonesia. Now Chevron plans to try its luck in Indonesia too.

Largest solar powered plant by OLN starts operation in Indonesia


Utilizing the power of sun this time in the outer islands of Indonesia, it has build a Solar Power Center.

With Economic Rise, Green Power Rises In Indonesia

Eco Friendly Daily

The severe power crisis in Indonesia is a boon for many, not least for the environment. Indonesia is replete with green energy sources. Despite the problems, foreign investors were bullish on the prospects of doing green business in Indonesia.

Climate Change Engagement in Indonesia is High


Contrary to the results of a 2006 poll, Indonesian families are highly aware of global warming, reports a study this week in Nature Climate Change.

New Species of "Walking Shark "Found in Indonesia


The discovery comes at a time when Indonesia is significantly ramping up its efforts to protect shark and ray species that are now considered vulnerable to extinction, including whale sharks and manta rays. Indonesia is the world''s largest archipelagic nation with a marine area of over 5.8 A highly charismatic species of walking shark has been discovered in the remote eastern Indonesian island of Halmahera.

“Keep your taxonomy out of my field guide” – revisited

10,000 Birds

Birds Borneo field guide Indonesia Indonesian Archipelago taxonomy taxonomy and systematicsWay back in the days when blog posts still got a lot of comments, I wrote a piece on why field guides that arrange species in a more or less strict taxonomic order regularly frustrate me.

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Lower Percentage of Forest Loss in Brazil & Indonesia than in US & Canada

Green Living Ideas

But did anyone know that the US and Canada are [.] [ Lower Percentage of Forest Loss in Brazil & Indonesia than in US & Canada from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: News and Events Recycling beetle beetle infestation beetles Brazil Canada conversion Deforestation fire fires forest forest fires forests Indonesia logging Pine Bark Beetle rainforest rainforests US wildfires There is a large global effort to stop the deforestation of Brazilian and Indonesian forests.

Malaysia Under Smog From indonesia Forest Fires, But Which Companies Are Lighting Them ?


While relations between Malaysia and Indonesia can at times be tense, Malaysia is playing this very dimplomatically as its thought that some at least of the companies illegally burning the ground to plant palm oil in Indonesia may be Malaysian companies.

OMunity Bali: not a private villa, a private green village!

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Bali Guest houses/Apartments Hotels Indonesia Resorts Sudaji Michael Straus Omunity Bali Reuters Zanzan | Finding ‘Undiscovered’ Bali | My quest for ‘undiscovered’ Bali continues.

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OMunity Bali: not a private villa, a private green village!

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Bali Guest houses/Apartments Hotels Indonesia Resorts Sudaji Michael Straus Omunity Bali Reuters Zanzan| Finding ‘Undiscovered’ Bali | My quest for ‘undiscovered’ Bali continues.

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Is your Coconut Oil Cruelty-Free?

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Green Featured Today animal cruelty coconut milk coconut oil food Indonesia monkey monkey slaves Southeast Asia ThailandIt hadn’t crossed my mind that the coconut oil I was purchasing could have been harvested using monkeys that are exploited, kept as slaves and forced to.

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Bali: green inspiration at Desa Atas Awan eco-boutique resort

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Bali Bedugul Hotels Indonesia Resorts Desa Atas Awan Josep Triay Michael Straus Reuters| Down Duvets in Bali? | | When afternoon rain clouds part, the limitless panorama stretches well beyond Bali’s southern shores. Ahhhh, this is more like it.

Singapore Tries to Breathe Under Haze from illegal Forest Clearing in Indonesia


Singapore remains blanketed in thick, smoky haze as pollution from Indonesia settles over the city state that prides itself on its quality of life.

Green bliss: BaliSpirit Festival 2016

Green Traveler Guides

Asia Bali Indonesia Ubud Bali green festival BaliSpirit Festival 2016 best yoga festival best yoga festival in 2016 Green Travel News| Green Travel News | Now in its ninth year, the BaliSpirit Festival (March 29-April 3, 2016) is considered one of the world’s top yoga, dance and live music experiences.

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Most important (green) travel trends of 2015

Green Traveler Guides

Angkor Wat/Siem Reap Asia Cambodia Canada Indonesia Newfoundland North America Sumba The Americas AboutAsia Fogo Island Inn giving back on vacation Golden Door spa Nihiwatu Pack for a Purpose

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Green bliss: Bali Spirit Festival

Green Traveler Guides

Asia Bali Experiences/Events Indonesia News Ubud Yoga Bali Spirit Festival Green Travel NewsThis month's Bali Spirit Festival in Ubud, Bali is considered one of the world’s top yoga, dance and live music experiences. Another is its growing eco-commitment. Green bliss: Bali Spirit Festival is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Bird Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf

10,000 Birds

This is a bit of a quick post, but there is a very good reason for this: it was written back in October and then pre-scheduled since I’ll be in Indonesia again from the end of October until the day before this post goes up. Birds camouflage IndonesiaYou’d think that dressing in green to hide from predators inside a dense rainforest is as a strategy as plain as day, yet only a surprisingly limited number of bird species on Borneo have ventured down that evolutionary road.

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Fivelements: deep green ahhhhh in Bali

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Bali Banjar Baturning Eco-lodges Indonesia Resorts Restaurants/Cafes Spas/Healing Arts Vegan/Vegetarian Yoga Fivelements Michael Straus Reuters Ubud| Sacred, Shocking Sustainability | I weave my motorcycle down a narrow, potholed road past exquisitely terraced rice paddies and through a tiny village.

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Ubud, Bali: sleeping in Michael Franti’s green bed

Green Traveler Guides

So I am not surprised in the least to thoroughly love Franti’s new green Soulshine Bali yoga retreat—it’s just a short stroll beyond the the artist community of Ubud, in Bali , Indonesia. All Asia Bali Indonesia Spas/Healing Arts Ubud Yoga Franti Michael Straus Soulshine

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Are you in the know on #NutellaGate? Nutella Fans Go Nuts for the Wrong Reason.

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Green Featured Today agriculture awareness change conservation deforestation eco environment Ferrero SpA food green Indonesia nutella NutellaGate orangutan palm oil Palm Plantations Tropical ForestNutella fans are going nuts due to a recipe change. They should be going ape s**t over the negative impacts that palm plantations have on tropical forests.

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The bills of the broadbills

10,000 Birds

Birds Borneo tropical Indonesia broadbillSince this is the season of love and harmony and all things nice, I sincerely and originally had planned to write an equally nice, loving and harmonic post on a beautiful group of birds that’s mostly found in SE Asia, the broadbills.

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Green Hero: Gili Islands’ Delphine Robbe

Green Traveler Guides

Three years into it, in 2009, her efforts hit an even quicker stride when she cleared the language barrier hurdle too, becoming fluent in Bahasa Indonesia. “I All Asia Bali Gili Islands Heroes Indonesia Pemuteran Sanur Scuba diving Biorock Delphine Robbe Gili Eco Trust Michael Straus

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Unity in Diversity: In Celebrating our Differences We Become One.

Elephant Journal

As the Bali Spirit Festival, held annually in Ubud, Indonesia continues to evolve and grow from strength to strength, it brings together a kaleidoscope of people all of whom are traversing the path of re-discovery [.]. It is not our differences that create dis-harmony.

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Pygmy Wren-babblers on Java

10,000 Birds

Birds babbler Babblers IndonesiaThe pygmy wren-babbler is a tiny babbler that looks like a wren, making it a bird well named. This is not an insignificant fact from this blogger’s perspective, considering the awkward common names we often have to cope with in our day-to-day birding lives and the fact that all babblers are essentially brown, offering few options to those in charge of naming them.

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Ubud, Bali: Nila Wati’s Sari Organic and Overflowing Basket Café

Green Traveler Guides

I only learned to read Bahasa Indonesia [the official language] at 18, but by that time I already spoke Bahasa, Java and Sumatra.” | Ubud’s Organic Pioneer |.

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6 Ramadan Practices For Dreamers & Lovers.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Travel celebration choose love forgiveness gratitude heart wisdom how to live Indonesia Islam RamadanWhether we are religious or not, regardless of the part of the world or culture or skin we happened to be born into, there are some things we can learn from those who are currently participating in the fasting month.

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An Introvert Does Bali: 6 Activities for Quiet Travellers.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) WAYLON: Today Only Bali Indonesia introvert solo travel travelWe’re doing this thing solo and a knowing nod in each other’s direction is all it takes to communicate, "Yep, I’m here on my own too.".

Are the Best Years for Tropical Forest Conservation Still Ahead?

Conservancy Talk

I saw exactly this type of cooperation in action in Indonesia late last year, where the country is working to align economic incentives for sustainable land use with their needs to protect their environment and combat climate change.

The Mystery of the Red Munia

10,000 Birds

However, around 90 % of Indonesia’s population is Muslim and the cage bird trade is a huge, huge problem. Birds finches Indonesia mystery birds To all but the greediest rice and spirulina farmers of Southeast Asia, any member of the genus Lonchura is a joy to watch.

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Asia’s Deadliest Bird: The Brown Prinia

10,000 Birds

” Birds Indonesia prinias It must suck to be called “ Brown Prinia “ Try as I might, I can’t think of a name that implies more boredom and more unattractiveness, and is less apt at attracting the interest of birders. From a birder’s perspective however, this is both a shame and a blessing, as I will show below based on my observations of the species on the island of Java in November.

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Savanna Nightjars prove that growing old is a process of becoming increasingly disillusioned

10,000 Birds

Birds Indonesia nightjars I am starting to feel my age. To be clear, in my early 40′s I really am not complaining. However, I feel the wind of an increasingly fast downhill ride in my face now: I notice that I should probably get myself some reading glasses soon. My left knee occasionally hurts after a long day in the field. Overall, I can’t do things anymore that I could do just a few years ago, both physically and mentally.

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Bali bliss: it takes a village

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Bali bliss: it takes a village 17 February 11 · 0 comments | A Paradise Recycled | I n our wildest imaginings, Indonesia of our forefathers was never like this, but are we complaining?

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