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

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. At least 20 million people in Indonesia directly depending on fisheries for their livelihoods and as a source of protein; Raja Ampat offers a breakthrough policy for people and fish. Indonesia is currently the largest exporters of sharks and shark products in the world.

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Mobile Games Combat Poachers in Indonesia

Eccorazzi

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. Animals News Top News

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! Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and the threat of tsunamis are unfortunate facts of life for the people of Indonesia. Now for the good news, Indonesia has 40 percent of the world’s exploitable geothermal energy potential.

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.

The Eco-Apocalypse is Here. Indonesia is Burning. It’s Time to Wake Up & Give a Sh*t.

Elephant Journal

Adult/NFS Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Food Featured Today #fuckhalloween #loveyourmother #tigers #worldwildlifefund Earth ecosystem Fire how to save the planet IndonesiaHonestly, this is so disturbing that it makes me want to dedicate my life to conservation efforts.

Geothermal Energy Conference In Indonesia

Eco Friendly Daily

Areas such as California, Indonesia and the Philippines have great geothermal potential. This is in large part why Indonesia is hosting a conference on geothermal energy this week in Bali. Indonesia is hoping that the conference will lead to large funds being raised for their own exploration into geothermal energy. Indonesia is currently unable to afford to explore and develop a geothermal sector on its own and therefore uses coal as its main energy source.

Villas Found In Protected Forest In Indonesia

Eco Friendly Daily

In Indonesia is the Gunung Halimun Salak National Park. The park is located in West Java, Indonesia. Indonesia reporters suspect that the villas are actually owned by government officials in Indonesia. In Indonesia this would be considered a conservation village due to it being from native inhabitants, which are unable to be removed. It is home to endangered gibbons and endangered Java eagles.

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.

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. The foreign investment company PT Bhimasena Power Indonesia, and the Japanese government, which has invested $4 billion in the project. But Indonesia has an alternative.

World birding from a Schrödinger’s house

10,000 Birds

Indonesia 1761 5. Almost every 4th bird is endemic in Indonesia , a large country spread over several huge (Borneo is the 3rd, Sumatra the 6th and Sulawesi the 11th largest island on the planet) and 17,500 smaller islands, not to mention over two zoogeographical regions.

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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. Ormat is building a 330 MW geothermal plant in Indonesia’s North Sumatra, and has invested in other Pacific Rim nations too. Now Chevron plans to try its luck in Indonesia too. Until as recently as 2008, Indonesia was a member of OPEC.

Villa Vajra, Bali: eco-haven of peace & tranquility

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Bali Indonesia Ubud bio bali bio ubud bu mangku desak campuhan ridge eco accommodations ubud eco hotel ubud eco villa ubud eco-friendly bali eco-friendly ubud guy morgan joel singer luxury eco villa ubud Michael Straus nirgrantha organic bali organic ubud sebali villa vajra

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New Species of "Walking Shark "Found in Indonesia

Celsias

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.

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. The Shark Sanctuary is the first of its kind in Indonesia, the largest island archipelago in the world. The resort is located on a private island and surrounded by Misool Eco Resort's own No-Take Zone in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

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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. Of course, it is a curse for nearly one-third of the country’s population but the good news is that if the torrent of new investments in green power is an indication, brighter days are just ahead.

Climate Change Engagement in Indonesia is High

Celsias

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. Theory suggests individuals must first observe climate change, to then perceive it as a risk and eventually adapt to it, or even take preventative actions. This study shows that the hypothesis holds true not just in the Western world, but also, potentially, in developing nations.

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.

Largest solar powered plant by OLN starts operation in Indonesia

EcoFriend

Utilizing the power of sun this time in the outer islands of Indonesia, it has build a Solar Power Center. According to Vickner Sinaga, Director of Operations Eastern Indonesia PLN, as well as the inaugurator of the PLTS Morotai operation, at present it is the largest Indonesian PLTS PLN ever operated that fits together the entire community with an expectation to achieve economic growth in Mortai Island district.

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

Celsias

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. In Malaysia smog is an annual problem. But this is the first time in 8 years that a state of emergency has been declared. There is growing impatience in Kula Lumpur.

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

Celsias

Singapore remains blanketed in thick, smoky haze as pollution from Indonesia settles over the city state that prides itself on its quality of life. Singapore''s prime minister has warned that the haze engulfing the city-state could last for weeks, as air pollution soared to record levels.It peaked at 401 yesterday , which is a long way above hazardous levels. Only very healthy people should venture outside in that degree of pollution.

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. I yearn to be alone in the wilds, with scarcely another tourist within miles, in a Bali as I imagined it might be long before it became inundated with outsiders like me. This road trip is to the island’s north coast, following rumors of [.]

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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.

2012 177

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.

2012 190

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. Only an hour’s drive from the island’s overcrowded tourist beaches, these Bedugul central highlands feel blissfully remote.

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. I yearn to be alone in the wilds, with scarcely another tourist within miles, in the Bali of my imagining before it was inundated by outsiders like me. This road trip is to the island’s north coast, following rumors of a sweet treat of [.]

2013 169

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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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 | Green Travel News | Travel & Leisure points to what’s on the horizon for the coming year with a look at 11 trends that are changing the way we move through the world.

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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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“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. I gave a number of reasons in a great number of paragraphs and got an enormous amount of comments, many of which were highly critical of what I had said.

2017 170

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. Animal Rights Enlightened Society Food Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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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. Rather it is the large un-willingness to accept, honor and celebrate them.

2013 64

Something Green – Muslim Couples Required to Plant Trees Before Marriage

Green Prophet

Muslim couples in Indonesia are now required to plant two trees before receiving their marriage permit . The authorities in Muslim Indonesia, however, have taken green love one step further with new couples being required to plant a tree before they are granted their marriage permit. Indonesia is the largest forest nation in South-eastern Asia with an estimated 120 million hectres of rainforest. Religion green love Indonesia Islam Muslims wedding

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| Ubud’s Green Yoga |. I ’ve been a big Michael Franti & Spearhead fan ever since my friend Leah practically begged me to purchase the Everyone Deserves Music CD in 2003.

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Flowing with It: The Intuitive Side of Yoga. ~ Saraya Afolabi

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga Bali Chakra Indonesia intuitive flow yoga Ubud vinyasa yoga I left the class feeling safe and nurtured. My heart chakra had opened, and my energy levels had expanded.

2014 85

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.

2017 67

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 With Bali awash in scuba-dive shops (200+ with new ones surfacing every year), Atlantis International Bali —with a deep commitment to preserving Indonesia’s tropical marine paradise—swims in a league of its own. | Gili Eco Trust |. “Y ou really should talk with Delphine Robbe.”

2011 213

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.

2015 153

A memorable night at the Sultan’s palace – exploring the Tidore festival

Green Prophet

Founded in 1409, the sultanate once ruled large parts of eastern Indonesia, including Halmahera, Buru, Ambon and New Guinea. Dutch interference during the colonial period significantly weakened the kingdom’s control and the sultanate was abolished after Indonesia’s independence. Travel Indonesia Islam slow travel TidoreTidore: a tiny island in the Indonesian Molucca Sea and one of the last remaining sultanates in the world.

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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.".

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.” Slowly, however, she took her next steps, exploring many Indonesian islands and beyond—unusual even in today’s Bali, where many villagers still divide the world into Bali (home) and Indonesia (the rest of the world). | Ubud’s Organic Pioneer |.

2011 217

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.

2013 194

Underwater Art Galleries Help Save Corals Reefs on Bali. ~ Iva Tarle

Elephant Journal

Adventure Arts & Culture Green Bali coral green Indonesia sculpture Art is one of the highest forms of communication on Earth. To be able to work hand in hand with artists to raise awareness for ocean conservation is as good as it gets.